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Old 04-04-2009, 01:51 PM   #1
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Configure FTP client ti use active rather than passive

I am using Fedora 10, KFTPGrabber

I need to access an FTP server that does NOT support passive mode transfers.

How do I configure KFTPGrabber (or FTP in general) to not use passive mode but active mode instead?

I have looked for a configuration item in KFTPGrabber without any luck. And I have searched these forums for something that pertains but did not recognize anything that was found.


Bill Lee

//mod note: not a networking question. moved to Linux - Newbie.

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every ftp client has the option to use passive or active mode.
Take a look in the preferences of your ftp client
Old 04-04-2009, 11:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response.

Further sleuthing has revealed that the use of active/passive mode can be set on a site-by-site basis in KFTPGrabber in the Bookmarks. That did the trick for me.


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