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Old 10-23-2004, 01:11 PM   #1
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ProFTPd logs in, but won't get file list.


I am running a proftpd server on my Slackware box. It is the one that you install during installation. Anyway, you can log in. But after it says you are logged in, you really can't
get a list of files. Like, on gFTP, after it logs you in, it just sits there saying "Retreiving file
list", but doesn't do anything. On mozilla it just hangs there. It is a standalone server.
Any ideas on how to fix this? Other ftp servers I've ran worked fine.


Edit: Here is the command line output-

ftp> open
(to) 25001
Connected to
220 ProFTPD 1.2.9 Server (ProFTPD Default Installation) [goldeneye.badger]
Name ( jim
331 Password required for jim.
230 User jim logged in.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
ftp> dir
500 Illegal PORT command
ftp: bind: Address already in use

Last edited by JCdude2525; 10-23-2004 at 01:18 PM.
Old 10-23-2004, 01:25 PM   #2
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Sounds like something's going wrong with the PORT command ... are you by any chance trying to login through a NAT firewall. Sometimes those can have difficulty with FTP. The reason is that FTP really has two connections, one channel for commands, and one for data. Sometimes the data channel doesn't get opened up correctly.
Old 10-24-2004, 03:42 PM   #3
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router might

I have a Linksys router, I think it might have a NAT firewall. Any idea on how to fix this?



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