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Fetch opening port after port after port (6 posts)

  • Started 7 years ago by fenris64
  • Latest reply 7 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • fenris64 Member

    Any idea how to stop Fetch from cascading port-openings? It just keeps opening port after port. Why is it doing this?
    Thanks for any insight...

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    If you are using active mode FTP, then Fetch (or any other FTP client) needs to open a port for each file list or file transfer.

    Is opening ports causing a problem?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • fenris64 Member

    Well, actually, this seems to happen regardless of whether I have Fetch set to active or passive mode. Could it be related to my Symantec Firewall? I will try disabling the firwall to see whether it happens again - didn't think to try that. At work now, so will try this evening.

    A single upload of a folder containing 20 images will generate 20 port openings. This just seems odd.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    FTP requires a new connection for every file transfer, so that's exactly what I'd expect. SFTP does not open per-transfer connections, so if that's an option you can try that.

    Just out of curiousity, how are you monitoring the port openings?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • fenris64 Member

    Well, it does seem to narrow in on my Norton Firewall. I had thought I'd eliminated it from question, but just trying to FTP in to my site with the FW disabled allowed unhindered access. When enabled, Norton throws up notices like this: http://hellum.ca/images/norton1.png . I also note that it says its closing (!) open ports, which seems strange. Port 21 settings in Norton have all incoming set to 'denied.'
    Clearlt, this is something to be worked out with my Norton Firewall setup. Sorry this wasn't caught before I posted. Thank you for your attention, though.

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    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    After a file transfer or file list download Fetch will close the data connection it opened; that may be why Norton is reporting ports being closed.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

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