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Old 11-28-2014, 01:43 PM   #1
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Unable to FTP text files via Filezilla or gFTP, range of errors

Hi everyone,

I am trying to get my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop to FTP some files into my original XBox. I seem to be hitting some unusual permissions errors that I simply can't get my head around.

So this file, part of a series, is called 'md5sums', and is a simple text file, less than 1KB in size. The other files have transferred no trouble. This simple file, and all other text files it seems, just get bounced back with errors.

In gFTP, I get this:

PHP Code:
227 Entering Passive Mode 
STOR /E/Applications/cromwell-2.40/md5sums
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection 
for file transfer.
450 Cannot access file.
Could not download /media/mark/98A0E663A0E6477A/Downloads/cromwell-2.40/md5sums from local filesystem
Disconnecting from site 
[XBox IP goes here]
ErrorRemote site local filesystem disconnectedWill reconnect in 30 seconds 
And then it disconnects. When I reconnect, the file appears, but as an empty folder, not a file. Very weird.

Strangely, when I FTP the file to elsewhere in the XBox, it does it fine, but I can't see any way of then moving it into the required folder. And it NEEDS to be in that folder.

I've tried editing permissions for the folder and the file and it returns the error:

PHP Code:
SITE CHMOD 7777 ..
502 Command not implemented
So I tried going into Filezilla. This is even worse. I can't even get into the XBox's file directory. It says 'directory listing successful' but when I select one of the XBox's partitions, it says

PHP Code:
Command:    CWD Jun 21 1188:13 E
:    553 "Jun 21 118813 E"Directory not found.
Error:    Failed to retrieve directory listing 
I've looked online for solutions and they all suggest switching between 'passive' and 'active' modes, which I have tried but nothing seems to make a difference. I don't really understand what's going on there.

Other things I've tried:
  • Trying the wife's computer - same problems
  • resetting the internet - no change
  • Trying to install Filezilla on Windows - I can't even get it to install!

Can anyone help? I am desperate to get this to work and the fact that it seems a completely unique problem is distressing me! Thanks very much.
Old 12-02-2014, 02:38 PM   #2
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What's "ls -al" output of local directory? Is it /media/mark/98A0E663A0E6477A/Downloads/cromwell-2.40?


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