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The STRANGEST WinXP FTP problem EVER!!!

Discussion in 'General Software' started by s1rrah, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. s1rrah New Member

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    System: Windows XP Home
    DSL provider: Att

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    I can't upload via FTP.

    That's the problem ...

    I can copy files from remote servers to my local rig without any problems ... but uploads via FTP ... be it via SmartFTP, CoreFTP or the built in Windows Explorer FTP function ... just don't function.

    Well ... I guess I should qualify ...

    I *CAN* upload any file to my web server that happens to be below 1 kilobyte (1000k), but anything over that times out ... craps out ... doesn't copy ... generally resulting in a zero byte file on my web server.

    ...

    I've also attempted uploads to other public servers ... like the internet archive (www.archive.org) and they crap out as well.

    This just started happening and it's the strangest problem I've ever encountered (at least in the past year or so).

    The only thing that has changed since the time I could succesfully copy files to a web server via FTP and the time when I couldn't (like, now) ... is that we just this week changed DSL providers from HAL PC to AT&T.

    But why in the h3ll would that affect my ability to upload files via FTP???

    :confused:
  2. niko084

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    Could likely be your isp blocking the ftp ports on outbound..
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    Thanks for the quick reply ...

    But why on earth would AT & T ... considering the money we pay for a 3mbps connection, do that!!??

    Sorry to shout ... but until tomorrow I'm unable to test via other locations/connections/providers and it's just coming to a head. :)

    So frustrating.

    Regarding your comment ...

    Is this something you have had experience with ? I mean ... ISP's blocking outbounds on FTP ports?

    Thanks again ...
  4. niko084

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    Yes they are known for doing that and its getting more and more common..
    I would call your isp and ask them if they block outbound ftp.

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