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From: "T.M. Sommers" <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] FTP problem
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2008 16:23:09 -0500
Pat Asher wrote:
> At 02:11 PM 11/8/2008, T.M. Sommers wrote:
>> I have been unable to ftp anything to freepages. I log in successfully,
>> and I can change directories, but everything else I have done results in
>> a disconnect. Here is a sample transcript:
>> C:\home\tms>ftp users.freepages.rootsweb.com
>> Connected to freepages.rootsweb.com.
>> 220 (vsFTPd 2.0.5)
>> User (freepages.rootsweb.com:(none)): tms2
>> 331 Please specify the password.
>> 230 Login successful.
>> ftp> dir
>> Connection closed by remote host.
>> I am using the standard Windows XP ftp client.
> Problems with the directory listing (after successful login) often
> result from being in Active transfer mode. The connection times out
> before the directory listing can be delivered. Try switching to Passive
> (PASV) transfers.
Good idea; I had no idea the Windows client needed to be prodded
to go into passive mode. Unfortunately, it didn't work: the
connection still got closed in passive mode. The connection gets
closed instantly, so I don't think there is a timeout issue.