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Re: lynx-dev Why is Lynx listening on port 11xx ?

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Why is Lynx listening on port 11xx ?
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 18:08:12 +0000 (GMT)

> What I fail to understand is why Lynx is continuing to LISTEN on my
> external interface despite the FTP transfer being long finished.
> If I make another FTP connection, the port it is listening to changes.

I believe it may be to do with a pedantic interpretation of the FTP
specification by one of the major FTP servers.
> I don't like this at all. If it weren't for my firewall, anybody could
> just telnet in to my running Lynx and...well, I dread to think.

Nothing, I imagine, as there is probably nothing prepared to accept
the connection.

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