FTP-Proxy: Content

You can control the type of files that the FTP-proxy allows for downloads and uploads. For example, because many hackers use executable files to deploy viruses or worms on a computer, you could deny requests for *.exe files. Or, if you do not want to let users upload Windows Media files to an FTP server, you could add *.wma to the proxy definition and specify that these files are denied. Use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard character.

To define rules for an FTP server protected by the Firebox, modify the FTP-Server proxy action. To define rules for users who connect to external FTP servers, modify the FTP-Client proxy action.

  1. In the Proxy Action configuration, select the Upload or Download tab.
  2. Add, delete, or modify rules, as described in Add, Change, or Delete Rules.
  3. If you want uploaded files to be scanned for viruses by Gateway AntiVirus, from the Actions to take (if no rule above is matched) drop-down list, select AV Scan for one or more rules.
  4. To change settings for another category in this proxy, see the topic for that category.
  5. When you are finished with your changes to this proxy action definition, save the settings.

If you modified a predefined proxy action, when you save the changes you are prompted to clone (copy) your settings to a new action.

For more information on predefined proxy actions, see About Proxy Actions.

See Also

About the FTP-Proxy