My dedicated server has started being fussy about FTP connections.
I can connect using active mode via my XP box, but if I use PASV mode it either (a) takes a while after LIST -aL for the listing to come up; or (b) it doesn't come up at all.
That's from work, or home, or round the corner.
If I use Interarchy on the Mac, or the 'Open file from server' feature of Text Wrangler, regardless of Active or PASV mode, it just hangs at LIST or LIST -a. Yet bizarrely, yesterday I am sure got a listing from Interarchy uing active mode (but not PASV).
That was before enabling the Apple firewall, which I have now disabled for FTP, but I don't think it's anything to do with that beause of the flakiness of it from the XP box as well, and the very fact I can't use PASV. And the fact that I can log in and it's only when LIST is used that it falls over.
I can connect to other FTP sites ok from XP and Mac, but not other virtual FTP hosts on the same machine.
Recently a certain Mr Gardner of this parish had a poke around my server and tightened some firewall stuff, but this was happening before then too, and anyway the FTP settings are definitely to Allow All from Anywhere.
The ftp server is proftpd:
20 ProFTPD 1.2.10 Server (ProFTPD) [18.104.22.168]
331 Password required for ureorguk2.
230 User ureorguk2 logged in.
257 "/" is current directory.
500 MACB not understood
200 Type set to A
200 PORT command successful
I realise there is a new version of proftpd out there but upgrading it just to see if it fixes it seems a bit of a shot in the dark because it's been working for bleedin' ages with the current version.
Have tried rebooting the machine(s, all of them).