[svlug] FTP Problem
k5di at zianet.com
Thu Jan 29 15:48:38 PST 2004
On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Piotr T Zbiegiel wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 05:05, Karl Larsen wrote:
> > [karl at bucket karl]$ pftp -p ftp.zianet.com
> > Connected to ftp.zianet.com (126.96.36.199).
> > 220 oracle Microsoft FTP Service (Version 5.0).
> > Name (ftp.zianet.com:karl): k5di
> > 331 Password required for k5di.
> > Password:
> > 230 User k5di logged in.
> > Remote system type is Windows_NT.
> > ftp> pwd
> > 257 "/k5di" is current directory.
> > ftp> ls
> > 227 Entering Passive Mode (216,234,192,127,13,255).
> > So it appears that pftp -p doesn't work.
> Whoa, sounds like we are on different wavelengths here. pftp and the
> -p option do the same thing. The turn *ON* passive mode in your ftp
> session. This they did, according to your output. The reason a couple
> people on this list brought it up is because passive mode helps you get
> through firewalls which don't understand the ftp protocol (with its
> seperate control and data ports and how it tries to "call you back" when
> you request a file.)
> In the past, when I have connected to ftp servers and could not get a
> listing of files it usually meant I was up against one of these
> firewalls, so I had to turn *ON* passive mode. Leave it up to Microsoft
> to get it the other way around:P
Let me sum up my trials.
ftp does work but passive is on.
ftp -p does not work at all and errors out.
pftp works but passive is on
pftp -p does work but passive mode is on.
So ALL of them leave the passive mode on. On all of them you
must after connecting type passive and it will tell you that passive is
There might be a bug in the ftp software.
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