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From "Niklas Gustavsson (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (FTPSERVER-420) When picking a passive port, use "random port" from the pool instead of "lowest port"
Date Thu, 16 Jun 2011 19:56:47 GMT

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Niklas Gustavsson commented on FTPSERVER-420:
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Sorry, completely missed it. Could you also update the test case as that's now broken since
the random assignments?

> When picking a passive port, use "random port" from the pool instead of "lowest port"
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FTPSERVER-420
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FTPSERVER-420
>             Project: FtpServer
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Core
>            Reporter: Allen Firstenberg
>         Attachments: DataConnectionConfigurationFactory.java.diff, PassivePorts.java,
PassivePorts.java.diff
>
>
> As discussed on the mailing list <http://www.mail-archive.com/ftpserver-users@mina.apache.org/msg01635.html>,
passive ports are allocated from the pool based on the lowest available port from the list.
 This may cause problems with some firewalls or clients that may not release the port as quickly
as the server expects.  It is also a minor security risk to provide an easily guessable port
for passive connections.
> Discussion on the list centered around other options to allocate ports, focusing on a
random port assignment from the available pool.

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