Command Line FTP Problems

  • Thread starter Gilbert T. Gutierrez, Jr.
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Gilbert T. Gutierrez, Jr.

The command line FTP program is no longer working on my computer. After
logging into a FTP server, I execute the 'ls' command and get the following
response.

ftp> ls
200 PORT command successful. Consider using PASV.
425 Failed to establish connection.

Here is what I have tried...
1. I have tried going into PASV mode by typing 'quote PASV' with the same
results.
2. Other computers on my same network can access the server fine (XP Pro,
Server 2000, and Server 2003).
3. Installed Core FTP and it connects to the server fine
4. IE connects to the server fine
5. netstat shows an active connection to the server on port 21 ( TCP
Kiwi:2143 xxx.xxx.xxx:ftp ESTABLISHED)

This normally would be an inconvience, but I have applications that use it
to ftp.exe and they now are no longer working either.

I am running Windows XP PRO fully patched (Microsoft Windows XP [Version
5.1.2600])
Windows Firewall is off.

What can I do besides reinstalling Windows XP? I believe I started having
this problem several months back.
 
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John Wunderlich

=?Utf-8?B?R2lsYmVydCBULiBHdXRpZXJyZXosIEpyLg==?= <Gilbert T.
Gutierrez, (e-mail address removed)> wrote in
The command line FTP program is no longer working on my computer.
After logging into a FTP server, I execute the 'ls' command and
get the following response.

ftp> ls
200 PORT command successful. Consider using PASV.
425 Failed to establish connection.

Here is what I have tried...
1. I have tried going into PASV mode by typing 'quote PASV' with
the same results.
2. Other computers on my same network can access the server fine
(XP Pro, Server 2000, and Server 2003).
3. Installed Core FTP and it connects to the server fine
4. IE connects to the server fine
5. netstat shows an active connection to the server on port 21 (
TCP Kiwi:2143 xxx.xxx.xxx:ftp ESTABLISHED)

This normally would be an inconvience, but I have applications
that use it to ftp.exe and they now are no longer working either.

I am running Windows XP PRO fully patched (Microsoft Windows XP
[Version 5.1.2600])
Windows Firewall is off.

What can I do besides reinstalling Windows XP? I believe I
started having this problem several months back.

This is an Active-mode / Passive mode problem. FTP.exe that ships with
Windows only supports active mode. Entering the 'quote PASV' command
puts the server in passive mode, but the client is still in active
mode. You need to find an FTP client that supports passive mode.

For further info:
"Windows FTP Client Receives Error Message 425"
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/271078/en-us>

HTH,
John
 

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