> Evil Henchman <see_no_spamhear.no.spam.inv> wrote:
> > I'm trying to run PureFTP on a iMac taking an IP address wirelessly
> > from a SMC Barricade router that is fed by DSL. The router has a fixed
> > IP.
> > I can log-in fine with the command line to navigate through
> > directories, but the moment I issue an ls command the connection hangs.
> > If I try to use a GUI client, like Interarchie, no luck:
> To me, that immediately spells a problem with the data connection. ftp
> works by establishing two connections - regular ftp protocol on port 21
> and ftp data on port 20. The data connection is only established when
> needed - when downloading or uploading a file, or when retrieving a
> directory listing.
> Sounds like you might need to read up on active vs passive ftp
> connections. You'll probably need to turn on passive ftp so the data
> connection can be established through your various network interfaces.