ftp://ftp.xemacs.org doesn't do "PASV" correctly -- makes it tricky to update XEmacs packages from behind a NAT
naesten at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 11:24:56 EDT 2010
On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 2:36 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org> wrote:
> Samuel Bronson writes:
> > It seems to understand the PASV command well enough, but the data
> > connection itself doesn't seem to go through, so I suspect that the
> > ftp server and firewall configurations have gotten out of sync, so
> > that PASV returns connection parameters containing ports that get
> > filtered.
> This is a known problem. The host doesn't seem to be terribly
> interested in fixing it. I recommend just using a mirror if you can't
> use active FTP.
Fair enough, I suppose, but shouldn't they at least configure the ftpd
to not even attempt PASV, so that instead of returning an unusable
endpoint, it would just give an error message?
Also, it might be worth mentioning somewhere where those running into
this problem would see it, though I'm not quite sure where that would
*be* except maybe some kind of error handler in the package system or
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