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Old 11-07-2005, 05:27 PM   #1
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Unhappy Strange vsftpd problem concerning file transfer

Hello again everyone.

I have a problem with FTP file transfers.

My problem occurs when, altough im not sure this is accuratley pinpointed, im trying to send files containing text (.txt, .html, .php, etc) as well as creating catalogs. I tried sending a catalog with about 6 empty .txt files in it, and it took quite a long time (both the begin sending the files and creating the catalog). However, when I sent some .exe and .zip files I maxed my upload speed (altough still slow on the catalog-creating part if my memory serves me correctly)... Does anyone know why this is? It's very annoying.

Anyway, the server is running vsftpd and i use the Filezilla client to connect to the server.

I would greatly appreciate any replys i might get.

Btw, I'm also getting some random errors now and then when i try to delete files, errors like "timeout detected", but these things always fixes themself on the second try by the client.
Old 11-21-2005, 10:37 PM   #2
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I could be way off base, but the thing that occurs to me is whether there might be a routing issue. Are the two boxes in question on the same subnet, or are there multiple routers between them? A routing loop or lack of a default route somewhere could make the initial connection flaky or take a long time to establish, but once established, it would probably take that route while it was active, then forget it again after the table entry gets aged.

One other thing that comes to mind is whether the box interfaces are talking properly with their network ports correctly. If there is a duplexing mismatch (it happens at work WAY too often), it can really mess up throughput.

Again, these are just SWAGs, YMMV.

Old 11-24-2005, 12:26 AM   #3
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Thanks for your go at trying to solve my problem ... I managed to solve the problem myself some days ago.
Then only reason for this strange delay was that i had conigured the ftp-server to use special ports for passiv mode, and i had put a larger value on the minimum port compared to the maximum port. Once I had switched this two numbers everything ran perfect ...

It was only a case of the human factor


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