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Re: ftp server

hi robert,

it sounds to me like the client's trying to connect in PASV mode, then
fails because of incorrect firewall settings (or a server not supporting
PASV), and falls back to PORT mode after a while. try switching off PASV
mode in the client, and see if it's still slow.


On Thu, 2004-01-15 at 18:17, Robert Cates wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm hoping someone on this list can help me with an FTP server issue.
> I'm running a handful of Internet services on my ADSL line - DNS, Web,
> e-Mail, and FTP servers.
> All seem to be running fine, very fast as well, but the FTP server is
> very slow, e.g. first logging on is quite slow, and with every request
> to change directories takes unusually long.
> Also, the problem seems to occur only from the Internet, i.e. from
> outside my firewall - a Linksys Gateway/Router with Firewall.
> Is this an FTP server issue ( should I change my FTP server -
> WU-FTPD )?  If not server specific, maybe in the configuration?  Or
> more to do with my firewall settings?
> I suspect I may need to move the machine to the DMZ port, but before I
> do I was hoping somebody may have a better solution ( I don't know for
> sure if the DMZ will solve the problem, and I'd rather not use the DMZ
> ).
> Thank you very much in advance for your help!
> Robert

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