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FTP Problems



1:40 pm on Aug 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone know whats going on below, it seems to accept te user and pass but then list, put and get all fail.

If I use Windows cmdshell ftp it works fine, but any GUI clients give the same error.


Status:Resolving address of www.********
Status:Connecting to #*$!.#*$!.#*$!.#*$!:21...
Status:Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
Response:220 #*$!.www.xx.#*$!#*$!.#*$! NcFTPd Server (licensed copy) ready.
Command:USER #*$!#*$!x
Response:331 User #*$!#*$!xx okay, need password.
Command:PASS ******
Response:230-You are user #4 of 200 simultaneous users allowed.
Response:230 Restricted user logged in.
Command:OPTS MLST type;size;modify;unix.mode;unix.owner;unix.uid;unix.group;unix.gid;
Response:550 Access is denied.
Status:Retrieving directory listing...
Response:257 "/" is cwd.
Command:TYPE I
Response:200 Type okay.
Response:227 Entering Passive Mode (#*$!,#*$!,x,#*$!,240,16)
Response:550 Access is denied.
Error:Failed to retrieve directory listing


5:48 pm on Aug 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator coopster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

It is likely the directory for which you are attempting to retrieve a listing, or at least that is what it looks like anyway. Check the default directory for which you are connecting and attempting to LIST against the permissions for the user.


6:40 am on Sep 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator phranque is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

that doesn't explain why he was successful using the DOS ftp client.

this documentation on your ftp server may have some clues:

Users can login, but directory listings and file transfers fail:

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and Your Firewall / Network Address Translation (NAT) Router / Load Balancing Router:
http://www.ncftp.com/ncftpd/doc/misc/ftp_and_firewalls.html [ncftp.com]

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