[Nottingham] Odd FTP problem

Duncan Fyfe djf at star.le.ac.uk
Tue Aug 31 13:00:05 UTC 2010

On 29/08/10 20:28, stripes wrote:
> The box is a fully up to date Debian Sid AMD 64 updated every day so
> there will be updates but I don't see how they would have screwed up
> gftp. Kasablanca, Igloo-FTP and Filezilla are new installs today to
> see if it was a problem with gftp.
> It is not an annonymous connection it is a webserver and I have the
> correct user name and password which is being used with the gui
> clients and also from cli.
> This is from Filezilla
Do you know if you are using an active or passive ftp session ?
The problem you describe sounds like an active ftp session being
stomped on by a firewall (could be theirs rather than
yours). Try enabling/forcing a passive session (With filezilla this
options can be found here: Edit->Settings->Connection->FTP) or
typing the URL into your web browser
(ftp://user:password@host/path if you need to provide
credentials and it won't ask you nicely to provide them.)
and see what happens.

Have fun,

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