Enable bidirectional connections in a firewall

If you are using FTP for file transfers, you might need to configure your firewall to use bidirectional FTP transfers. Bidirectional FTP data connections might not be enabled in your firewall by default. Bidirectional FTP data connections are not considered as safe since the data connection is interactive and the connection changes the basic way FTP works.

The following topics provide how to instructions for enabling bidirectional connections:

  • Check Point firewall - Provides how to instructions for enabling bidirectional connections on a Check Point firewall.
  • Cisco PIX firewall - Provides how to instructions for enabling bidirectional connections on a Cisco PIX firewall.
  • Raptor firewall - Provides how to instructions for enabling bidirectional connections on a Raptor firewall.

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