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Connection Problems, Turning off PASV doesn't help (5 posts)

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  • Started 10 years ago by tofraser
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from tofraser
  • tofraser Member

    Hi,

    I am having difficulty connecting to a particluar FTP server. I have tried the suggestion of turnning off PASV, and this has worked on my PC, but not with Fetch, which is my prefered FTP client. Below is my Fetch Transcript, names changed to protect the innocent (but can be provided in a more private communique).

    I appreciate your help!

    Tim

    Connecting to CLIENTSSITE.net port 21 (6/10/04 12:11:19 PM)
    220 ProFTPD 1.2.8 Server (ProFTPD) [www5.HOSTINGSITE.net]
    USER CLIENTSSITE
    331 Password required for CLIENTSSITE.
    PASS
    230 User CLIENTSSITE logged in.
    SYST
    215 UNIX Type: L8
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    MACB ENABLE
    500 MACB not understood
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    PORT 10,0,1,2,45,80
    200 PORT command successful
    LIST
    425 Unable to build data connection: Connection timed out

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Do you have a software firewall (such as the Firewall feature of OS X) enabled?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • tofraser Member

    Yes, I have OS X's firewall turned on.

    I just went into the Sharing system preference panel and turned FTP sharing on, and now it works! Must I punch this hole in my firewall in order to use out-bound FTP? Does this make my machine more vulnerable?

    At least I know what I need to do to make it work. Thanks!

    [This message has been edited by tofraser (edited 06-14-2004).]

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    If the server does not support PASV you have to open your firewall for FTP to work. I do not know of any exploits that would take advantage of your having those ports open in your firewall.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • tofraser Member

    Thanks!

    Posted 10 years ago #

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