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Ftp problems continue

John S.J.Anderson janderso at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Fri May 24 23:20:25 EST 2002

>>>>> "Garry" == Garry Martin <gmartin at MendelBio.COM> writes:

> As of Friday evening, May 24, at 8:00 PM Pacific, we are unable to
> conduct an ftp session with ftp.ncbi.nih.gov.  Nor can we run a
> process using the alternate addresses, ftp2.ncbi.nih.gov and
> ftp1.ncbi.nih.gov.  Our ftp clients are able to connect and login,
> so it is not a DNS problem, but the sessions are then completely
> unresponsive.  Here is the full extent of a session using NcFTP from
> Solaris command line:

Garry --

Apologies that this hasn't yet been resolved for you. To trouble shoot
this further, could you please send me the hostname of the machine
you're trying to connect from, and a traceroute from that host to

Additionally, some people have had success using a client that
defaults to passive-mode FTP -- I don't know if NcFTP defaults to
passive or not; I know the Solaris 'ftp' command can _not_ do
passive. You might want to try connecting via Netscape, as it seems to
default to passive and has allowed some people who couldn't previously
connect to do so. 

Please let me know if you have any other questions; I'll be monitoring
my email over the weekend.


john s. j. anderson
janderso at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov


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