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Strange FTP problem in Internet Explorer

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7:29 am on Feb 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I am connecting to a FTP server using IE8. It connects fine but when I clicks on "httpdocs" folder to view its contents, the connection times out.
It works fine in Firefox and Chrome and this thing is only happening in IE (all versions 6, 7 ,8) that I cannot go inside "httpdocs" folder. Plus it also doesn't work when I use some FTP client like CuteFTP e.t.c.
The server is Windows 2003 running IIS.

What could be the problem?


7:47 am on Feb 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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As you've learned, browsers don't make good FTP clients. An FTP client will let you adjust the connection type.

Are you running through a proxy of any sort?


8:10 am on Feb 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Ok problem is solved. It has something to do with Passive mode so I changed it to PORT mode and now it works fine in CuteFTP.

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