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Old 02-03-2004, 05:40 AM   #1
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problem using ls and dir commands in wu-ftp server

i have installed wu-ftp in redhat linux 7.3 and i am having problems accessing to my ftp server.
I can connect to the server using anonymous or real username but when i hit the ls or dir command at the ftp prompt it says "227 Entering passive mode" and after a long while gives error connection timed out,
but when i hit ftp localhost on my ftp server machine , both ls and dir commands list the directory structure, i wonder why it doesn't work from other computers.

Old 02-03-2004, 09:08 AM   #2
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Is this any help. give about 7 hundred million hits on 227 Entering passive mode.
Old 02-03-2004, 09:17 AM   #3
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it sounds like there is a firewall or router in the way using ip masquerading (a dynamic ip on the line could prove to be a #$%#* to get the masq to work right all the time w/o constant watch updating the dyn ip when lease is up) i am not familiar with wu-ftp, but your problem sounds just like what i ran into ftp'ing (proftpd) over masq'ed dsl dynamic ip address. I have to run 2 ftp server daemons, one for internet (through router ), one for LAN (not routed). You can also config for active (normal) ftp instead of passive, but I don't recommend it (clients in firewall / proxy / routed may not be able to connect). Study the ftp passive protocol and you should find the server ip addy's wrong/changed etc..

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