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Unable To Retrieve Files From FileZilla Server FTP

#1 Post by jderita23 » 2019-02-22 22:57

I'm working with a new vendor who uses FileZilla Server FTP site to transfer files. We're able to login to their FTP server and access the correct directory but are unable to retrieve files. The mget command hangs up.

Any advice on how to get this working?

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Re: Unable To Retrieve Files From FileZilla Server FTP

#2 Post by botg » 2019-02-23 23:00

What is this "mget command" you speak of? There's no such thing in the FTP specifications.

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Re: Unable To Retrieve Files From FileZilla Server FTP

#3 Post by jderita23 » 2019-02-25 20:31

Should I be using a different command? Maybe just get or retr?

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Re: Unable To Retrieve Files From FileZilla Server FTP

#4 Post by boco » 2019-02-25 22:20

Both mget and get are not FTP commands. Some clients, like the crappy MS one, translate between DOS and FTP commands. To show the actual commands, use the command "debug".

The abstract "get" command results in a PORT and a RETR FTP command, the "mget" one results in multiple PORT+RETR pairs of FTP commands. The MS FTP does not support Passive mode, btw. Due to the lack of Passive and any configuration, the MS FTP will not work if behind NAT.


Solution: Use an FTP client proper. For interactive use, FileZilla. For command line, e. g. lftp.
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Re: Unable To Retrieve Files From FileZilla Server FTP

#5 Post by MRicardo » 2019-03-11 12:41

boco wrote:
2019-02-25 22:20
Both mget and get are not FTP commands. Some clients, like the crappy MS one, translate between DOS and FTP commands. To show the actual commands, use the command "debug".

The abstract "get" command results in a PORT and a RETR FTP command, the "mget" one results in multiple PORT+RETR pairs of FTP commands. The MS FTP does not support Passive mode, btw. Due to the lack of Passive and any configuration, the MS FTP will not work if behind NAT.


Solution: Use an FTP client proper. For interactive use, FileZilla. For command line, e. g. lftp.
thx, i'll try

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