FTP Problems?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Melrose, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Melrose Suspended

    Melrose

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    #1
    So after several days of perfectly functioning FTP transfers, and without changing a single setting, both CuteFTP and Dreamweaver's FTP stopped working - DW telling my password was incorrect (though no priveledges have changed) and CuteFTP giving me this:

    331 Password required for [username].
    PASS ********
    230 User [username] logged in.
    SYST

    215 UNIX Type: L8
    Remote system is UNIX - text files transfer optimization is ON
    MACB ENABLE

    500 MACB not understood
    PWD

    257 "/" is current directory.
    CWD /httpdocs

    250 CWD command successful
    PWD

    257 "/httpdocs" is current directory.
    FEAT

    211 Features:
    MDTM
    REST STREAM
    SIZE
    End
    PORT 192,168,1,100,192,8

    200 PORT command successful
    LIST

    saying it's "Building the Folder List" and eventually times out.

    I've tried changing both app and system settings for Passive FTP (and I have no firewall - at least didn't install one with my network and didn't have on prior to that) but still no luck.

    Any ideas? Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. yeroen macrumors 6502a

    yeroen

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    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    #2
    You need to disable extended passive mode.

    Issue the following command before you list the contents the remote directory:

    epsv off
     
  3. Melrose thread starter Suspended

    Melrose

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    #3
    How would I go about doing this? Cute FTP won't let me type in the FTP command box and DW doesn't even have a spot for it..

    thx!
     
  4. yeroen macrumors 6502a

    yeroen

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    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    #4
    Do it from the terminal instead, i.e. at the command line prompt:

    ftp -i hostname
    or
    ftp -i ip address

    This is one of the reasons why I don't like GUI wrappers for ftp. ftp is simple enough not to need a GUI.

    BTW, I had the same problem when I first got my Mac. It took me forever to figure out the solution, google was of no help (passive mode is different from extended passive mode)
     

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