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Vadim Smirnov

With the FW on 3rd level security if I permit 21/TCP out and I block all the other outgoing traffic passive ftp doesn’t work.

FTP active mode uses two TCP sessions, one on server port 21 is a control channel and another data channel on server port 20. Control channel is established by client and data channel is established by server as a response on PORT command.

In passive mode both control and data channels are established by client. Data channel uses arbitrary ports >1024 on both server and client sides. In you case blocking all outgoig connections except port 21 does not allow client to establish data channel and FTP in passive mode does not work.