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This Ftp Problem Is Gonna Drive Me Totally Over The Edge!

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#1 Number_6


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Posted 07 July 2008 - 05:19 PM

Here's a problem that I think will be a good challenge to all.

I cannot get any FTP software to work on my XP-SP2 machine. The attempt to FTP to a remote site that I maintain always fails. For example, PING results in a message about blocking, and the Mozilla FTP client also results in a message that shows it's blocked from getting out.

I can successfully access the site on the W98 machine, and PING it, but when I try to PING on the XP, the result is "ping request could not find host www.somesite.com. Please check the name and try again."

I can FTP to the site from within Firefox, i.e. using ftp://ftp.targetsite.com. But that's using Firefox, which uses port 80, and not port 21.

This happens whether I use the name of the site, or its IP address (123.456....)

On the XP machine, Firefox and MSIE both work fine, so it does not look like it's a DNS issue.

Nor is it a firewall issue. I have the built-in Windows Firewall turned off. The other firewall I;m using, Comodo, shows the same information & permissions for my email program, Firefox, and my FTP software (I have several FTP programs, but I've been fooling around lately with FileZilla Client).

On Filezilla client, when I try to FTP to this site using the name www.somesite.com (of course, using the actual site name), the result is the following:

Status: Resolving IP-Address for ftp.somesite.com
Error: Invalid hostname or host not found
Error: Critical error
Error: Could not connect to server

I have several of the unnecessary services that XP launches turned off.

I've tried all the obvious things and looked in what I think of as the obvious places. Anyone have any ideas?

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 06:34 PM

This is just a shot, from what you posted.
At one point you say 'ftp.somesite.com' and then you say 'www.somesite.com'
I know from my server that "ftp.mysite.net" does not resolve. FTPing to "www.mysite.net"
will not connect me to FTP. I have to use just "mysite.net" from FTP (on port 21).
I don't know the specifics of your server, but I hope this helps.


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Posted 08 July 2008 - 06:56 AM

I'd suggest turning off the Comodo firewall TEMPORARILY and then trying to connect.
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