Passive FTP


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Guest

Hi,

Im trying to use an online 'game' - Entropia Universe. it relies on using
ftp, but I cannot logon to it, with the message passive ftp failed.

Using xp pro, my system meets their requirements. I use Zone Alarm Pro, to
which I have opened ports 20 and 21, but still no good. Closing ZA and having
Win firewall running, same. Having NO firewall running, I still cannot
connect to this game!

So it would seem xp is somehow blocking use of passive ftp.

Any ideas please?

TIA,

peter
 
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Allan

Birreboi said:
Hi,

Im trying to use an online 'game' - Entropia Universe. it relies on using
ftp, but I cannot logon to it, with the message passive ftp failed.

Using xp pro, my system meets their requirements. I use Zone Alarm Pro, to
which I have opened ports 20 and 21, but still no good. Closing ZA and
having
Win firewall running, same. Having NO firewall running, I still cannot
connect to this game!

So it would seem xp is somehow blocking use of passive ftp.

Any ideas please?

TIA,

peter
If you know the commands that the "game" is using, you can simulate it using
DOS FTP in the command window. For information on the commands visit this
link : http://cbfalconer.home.att.net/download/index.htm and download
dosftp.txt . If you cannot debug using this method contact the authors of
the "game" for configuration assistance.
 
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bbunny

Birreboi said:
Hi,

Im trying to use an online 'game' - Entropia Universe. it relies on using
ftp, but I cannot logon to it, with the message passive ftp failed.

Using xp pro, my system meets their requirements. I use Zone Alarm Pro, to
which I have opened ports 20 and 21, but still no good. Closing ZA and
having
Win firewall running, same. Having NO firewall running, I still cannot
connect to this game!

So it would seem xp is somehow blocking use of passive ftp.

Internet Properties>Advanced>>Use Passive FTP (forxxx
 
G

Guest

bbunny said:
Internet Properties>Advanced>>Use Passive FTP (forxxx

Thanks bbunny, but yes, I have done that. Again, though, even with no
firewall running (risky I know), I am unable to connect to this particualr
ftp server with the error reading "passive ftp failed".

And Allan, thanks, but using a dos window to try and connect, mm, no
expert, but I don't think it would work. This online 'virtual' world, relies
on Windows and using ftp for all data tranfers.

Thanks guys, I may have to give up unless by some miracle I work it out!
 
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Allan

Birreboi said:
Thanks bbunny, but yes, I have done that. Again, though, even with no
firewall running (risky I know), I am unable to connect to this particualr
ftp server with the error reading "passive ftp failed".

And Allan, thanks, but using a dos window to try and connect, mm, no
expert, but I don't think it would work. This online 'virtual' world,
relies
on Windows and using ftp for all data tranfers.

Thanks guys, I may have to give up unless by some miracle I work it out!
If you are desperate try uninstalling ZA Pro completely, not just disabling
it. Do you have a packet sniffer program installed to monitor the connection
when you try running the "game"?
 
G

Guest

Allan said:
If you are desperate try uninstalling ZA Pro completely, not just disabling
it. Do you have a packet sniffer program installed to monitor the connection
when you try running the "game"?

Allan, good suggestion to uninstalll ZA, but alas, I have and no difference.

And no, I have no packet sniffer programs running at all (as far as I know).

Thanks again anyways,

peter
 
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Guest

Allan said:


Yah! And for anyone's interest:

Ok, I narrowed it all down to either XP Pro, my (broadband) modem or my
service provider. So today I finally had a chance to call the service
provider and got the answer!

I had to enable Network Address PortTranslation (NAPT) in the modem setup
page - haha, who ever would of thought of that???

So it now works!

Again, thanks to those who did try and help - was much appreciated.

peter
 

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