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Illegal PORT Command: 4.01 OSX (4 posts)
- Started 15 years ago by zim
- Latest reply 14 years ago from zim
I get (every time) "Illegal PORT Command" ever since I went to 4.01 on OSX. This happens before I get any directory listing, so I never get to see ANY files. Very frustrating. Any ideas what may have happened.
G4 350 w/56k modem
no firewall or anything else fancy
Jim Matthews Administrator
You should try unchecking the "Use Internet Config" box in the General section of Preferences and checking the "Use passive mode transfers" box in the Firewall section of Preferences. Does that help?
Yes ! But strangely only after trashing the prefs too, not sure what happened there.
Incidentally, as my Fetch was down for a few days I checked out ALL the FTP competition, and they all suck compared to Fetch, so thank god it's up and running again :-)
Also, many thanks for such a quick response, I had read other posts on the board and tried this idea, but when I got your reply I reinstalled and trashed prefs and that made the difference (in conjunction with your suggestion).
Just in case anyone finds this useful, here's a summary of what to do if you encounter the error message "Illegal PORT command" under OSX w/Fetch 4.01
1) Delete the following file:
2) Uncheck "Use Internet Config" in the General section of Preferences.
3) Check "Use passive mode transfers" in the Firewall section of Preferences.
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