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2002 Tech Tip: Problems With The FTP PORT Command or Why You Don't Want Just Any Port in a Storm

October 2002 White Paper

This tech tip contains discussion about problems with the FTP PORT command.

Abstract

Problems related to the PORT command in the FTP protocol are based on the misuse of the PORT command in the FTP protocol. This tech tipdiscusses the problem as well as ways to mitigate it.