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Active FTP now works (CGI)

bobpullen
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Active FTP now works (CGI)

Hi folks,
Some of you will be aware that following migration to the new CGI platform, active FTP has not been supported, and in order to connect to the new servers you will have needed to enable passive FTP in your FTP client. This will have also prevented use of certain clients like the Windows ftp.exe command line tool that doesn't support passive FTP.
I'm just posting to advise that this particular problem has now been overcome and you should now be able to use active FTP when connecting to the CGI platform.
Please shout up if you encounter any problems with it.

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Product Team
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starfry
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Re: Active FTP now works (CGI)

I was using active FTP on Monday. I found that it timed out when transfering large files. Changing to passive solved that problem for me.
bobpullen
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Re: Active FTP now works (CGI)

That's interesting. What size files are we talking about?

Bob Pullen
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starfry
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Re: Active FTP now works (CGI)

I wrote a little sync script using Ruby and it was hanging after a while. it seemed to hang at different times so I can't be sure size is the culprit. There were two files in the directory tree, one was 48MB and the other 68MB. When I changed it to passive the problem went away. I can run the test again but I am reluctant to while the FTP data problem is still there (although my dates on the server are already probably messed up).
bobpullen
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Re: Active FTP now works (CGI)

I've tried uploading a 50MB and 100MB file via Windows command line interface and didn't experience any problems. Having said that, my upload speed is 50Mbps+ Wink
ftp> put 50MB.zip
200 PORT command successful
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for 50MB.zip
226 Transfer complete.
ftp: 52428800 bytes sent in 7.48Seconds 7005.45Kbytes/sec.
ftp> put 100MB.zip
200 PORT command successful
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for 100MB.zip
226 Transfer complete.
ftp: 104857600 bytes sent in 14.54Seconds 7212.16Kbytes/sec.

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Product Team
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