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Old 01-14-2007, 03:23 PM   #1
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FTP ; connection timed out


I have a site, and upload files via ftp. I usually use winblows to do it, but I want to use a text based unix program. So why not ftp? I have it installed on my system.

I got the ftp server ip, my login details, and such. I type:

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ftp [ip here] 25
and my output:
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ftp: connect: Connection timed out
ftp> quit
What does that mean? Connection timed out, that is.
 
Old 01-14-2007, 05:17 PM   #2
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Connection timed out means that either the server is offline, and you can't get connected to it. Or that there's a problem with the server.

But as i see the command u put in:

ftp ipaddress 25

Where I take it 25 is port.. It is my understanding that the default port for FTP is 21. And unless specified otherwise by the server u are connecting too, you should use port 21 for connecting to the FTP server.

25 is used for SMTP servers. (mail servers).

Try using port 21, i think you won't get a connection timed out then
 
Old 01-14-2007, 05:40 PM   #3
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Connection timed out means that either the server is offline, and you can't get connected to it. Or that there's a problem with the server.

But as i see the command u put in:

ftp ipaddress 25

Where I take it 25 is port.. It is my understanding that the default port for FTP is 21. And unless specified otherwise by the server u are connecting too, you should use port 21 for connecting to the FTP server.

25 is used for SMTP servers. (mail servers).

Try using port 21, i think you won't get a connection timed out then
Thanks, it works perfectly. The last time I actually took the time to memorize the ports was what, a year ago?

I'm so stupid for forgeting that. Thanks.
 
  


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