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Re: lynx-dev Trouble accessing ftp site

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Trouble accessing ftp site
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2003 16:56:22 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 26 Dec 2003, Doug Kaufman wrote:

> There is a ftp site that I am having trouble accessing using various
> builds of lynx on different operating systems. I can access individual
> files, but it fails to get a list of files in a directory. Looking
> at the packets sent from DOS, it appears that a ftp connection is
> made, but no list of files is generated. I can access the site with a
> standard interactive ftp client from unix, Windows, or DOS, and with
> Internet Explorer from Win98. It works OK when specifying a specific
> file, such as "";,
> but fails with a directory such as "";. The
> server identifies itself as "ProFTPD 1.2.5rc1", and a "SYST" command
> returns "215 UNIX type: L8".
> Does anyone familiar with the intricacies of ftp see the problem?

not I.  Offhand the troublespots that I recall in ftp deal with whether
it should be a passive connection and whether there are some timing issues
in making the connection.  I'd try it with/without passive ftp, just to
see if that made a difference.  Are there any interesting messages in the
trace file?

Thomas E. Dickey

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