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Fit AP V200R010C00 Command Reference

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ftp client-source

ftp client-source


The ftp client-source command specifies the source IP address for the FTP client to send packets.

The undo ftp client-source command restores the default source IP address for the FTP client to send packets.

The default source IP address for the FTP client to send packets is


ftp client-source { -a source-ip-address | -i interface-type interface-number }

undo ftp client-source


Parameter Description Value
-a source-ip-address

Specifies the source IP address. You are advised to use the loopback interface IP address.

The value is in dotted decimal notation.
-i interface-type interface-number

Specifies the source interface. You are advised to use the loopback interface.

The IP address configured for the source interface is the source IP address for sending packets. If no IP address is configured for the source interface, the FTP connection cannot be set up.



System view

Default Level

3: Management level

Usage Guidelines

Usage Scenario

If no source IP address is specified, the client uses the source IP address that the router specifies to send packets. The source IP address must be configured for an interface with stable performance. The loopback interface is recommended. Using the loopback interface as the source interface simplifies the ACL rule and security policy configuration. This shields the IP address differences and interface status impact, and incoming and filters outgoing packets, and implements security authentication.


  • You can also run the ftp command to configure the source IP address whose priority is higher than that of the source IP address specified by the ftp client-source command. If you specify the source IP addresses by running the ftp client-source and ftp commands, the source IP address specified by the ftp command is used for data communication and is available only for the current FTP connection, while the source IP address specified by the ftp client-source command is available for all FTP connections.

  • The IP address that a user displays on the FTP server is the specified source IP address or source interface IP address.


# Set the source IP address of the FTP client to

<Huawei> system-view
[Huawei] ftp client-source -a
Info: Succeeded in setting the source address of the FTP client to
Updated: 2019-07-18

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