ftp not working, suspect firewall setting

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Firefox and IE time out when I try to access this file:
ftp://ftp.publicdebt.treas.gov/opd/opdm052006.pdf

I have this trouble at home, where I sit behind a hardware firewall
(SonicWall Soho3); however, at a different location I did successfully
download the file with no problem using Firefox.

Any ideas what's causing the problem and how I might fix it?

Thanks,
Steve


Re: ftp not working, suspect firewall setting

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Use an ftp client instead. Browsers are designed for browsing. They don't
work well as an ftp client



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ABC wrote:
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Beside that IE is no browser, it is a wonderful FTP client and proxy.
Simply add some FTP commands separated with %13 to your adress bar and
it will execute every desired command. The proxying comes in because
every website can retarget FTP commands to any server. :-)

Geez, I guess the problem is with Active FTP. Use Passive FTP instead.

Re: ftp not working, suspect firewall setting
I used PowerDesk Pro's ftp client feature, which indicates it is
"connected" -- but no folders or files are displayed when I do that.
Any idea why that would happen?


ABC wrote:
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Setting the client to Passive FTP may help this situation.

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Yes, it is set on passive already.  I don't understand why PowerDesk
says I'm connected, but displays no folders or files (as it does for my
other ftp sites).  Could it be some kind of setting at the server site?

Steve


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Steve,
        It's definitely not the server, as I just downloaded the file you
referenced.  I used Firefox.  I'm on Win XP Pro, am behind a NAT router,
and am running a software firewall.  I'm at a loss.  It's beyond my
expertise.
 
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John Gray wrote:

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Then why are you running a firewall (at least you believe it to be such)
at all?

BTW, please fix your horrible quoting.

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Try switching active/passive mode for FTP.

Yours,
VB.
--
"If you want to play with a piece of windows software that makes you
click all over the place, there's always minesweeper."

                    Kyle Stedman about "Personal Firewalls" in c.s.f

Re: ftp not working, suspect firewall setting
BINGO.  Thank you VB, that worked.  Now I can see all the files in the
PowerDesk window, and it also works for all my other ftp sites.

Guess I'd better read up on the difference between active and passive.

Thanks again,
Steve


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