[PLUG] ftp server with whom Windows ftp client would work

Mayuresh mayuresh at acm.org
Fri Jul 19 21:51:28 PDT 2013


Recently had a situation to try ftp client on Windows with vsftpd ftp
server as well as classic Unix ftp server.

Windows client draws strange errors like this, though Unix client is seen
working fine with the server:

 FTP error "425 Use PORT or PASV first.

Web searches show this to be an issue with the ftp client. Many of them
conclude "don't use windows ftp client".

I do not have control over the Windows machine. So can't install any
alternative client / scp / cygwin etc.

I have control over the server side. So could try installing smb etc.

But before that just wanted to check whether ftp is really a closed option
with default ftp client on Windows and Unix/Linux ftp servers? Is there
any configuration option or any ftp server implementation that can make do
with pesky Windows ftp client?

Mayuresh



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