FTP doesn't work with Windows Servers

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Dean Kucher

27 Jan, 2011 08:26 AM

Hello,
Most of the times I work with Linux servers FTP has issues here and there (I opened several discussions), but when I try to connect to Windows Server by FTP:
FTP doesn't work with windows servers.

It happened back when I was working with Aptana 2, and now its happening with Aptana 3.
I tried it on different machines, and with different Web Hosting companies, whenever its a Windows Server the FTP will simply not list any files or folders on the server, it shows nothing under the connection.

The connection is reported as success when I test it.
Stand alone FTP clients (Filezilla) connects to the server just fine.

I am currently using Aptana Studio 3 Beta, build: 3.0.0.201011100254

P.S: A programmer who worked with Eclipse, told me that this issue has been present in Eclipse for a long time, hope it helps (Aptana is still using Eclipse source code right?).

Please look into it.
Thanks in advance.

  1. Support Staff 2 Posted by Max Stepanov on 28 Jan, 2011 01:11 AM

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    Hi Dean,

    Do you have any error messages displayed ?
    Any related entries in Aptana Studio log file ?(http://docs.aptana.com/docs/index.php/Accessing_your_Aptana_log)

    Regards,
    Max

  2. 3 Posted by Dean Kucher on 28 Jan, 2011 09:49 AM

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    Yes,
    Attach the file?

  3. 4 Posted by Dean Kucher on 28 Jan, 2011 09:59 AM

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    I intentionally re-created the error on my home machine, usually it happens at work.
    I only attached the last session from the .log, it's the only time I tried it on this particular machine.

    Hope its helpful.

    Best Regards,
    Dean.

  4. 5 Posted by Paul Keefe on 28 Jan, 2011 03:42 PM

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    Normally this happens because Windows Server uses an active connection and Linux uses passive. I'm not sure how you can change this in Aptana.

  5. 6 Posted by Dean Kucher on 28 Jan, 2011 03:46 PM

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    I tried switching between active and passive connect modes, it didn't help.

  6. Support Staff 7 Posted by Max Stepanov on 29 Jan, 2011 12:58 AM

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    Ho Dean,

    The problem that caused issues with Windows FTP servers has been recently fixed and I just tested our internal build with WarFTPd, worked all fine.
    The fix will be available with the new release of Aptana Studio 3.0 b19 (next week) and with 2.0.6 as well.

    The error messages you have about timezone detection are only for debugging purposes and not causing any issues. Setting timezone in FTP connection preferences will help to avoid these errors.

    Regards,
    Max

  7. Max Stepanov closed this discussion on 29 Jan, 2011 12:58 AM.

  8. Dean Kucher re-opened this discussion on 04 Feb, 2011 02:45 PM

  9. 8 Posted by Dean Kucher on 04 Feb, 2011 02:45 PM

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    I just updated Aptana,
    the problem still exists.

  10. Support Staff 9 Posted by Ingo Muschenetz on 04 Feb, 2011 05:53 PM

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    Hi Dean,

    The fix will be in b19 (the next release).

    Cheers,
    Ingo

  11. Ingo Muschenetz closed this discussion on 04 Feb, 2011 05:53 PM.

  12. Max Stepanov re-opened this discussion on 04 Feb, 2011 06:11 PM

  13. Support Staff 10 Posted by Max Stepanov on 04 Feb, 2011 06:11 PM

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    Hi Dean,

    Just as a followup, could you please attach output from FTP Console (Console view in Aptana Studio).

    Thanks,
    Max

  14. 11 Posted by Dean Kucher on 17 Feb, 2011 09:35 PM

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    I tried it after today's update, again everything seemed normal, but the file tree is empty.
    Here it is (I replaced the actual user with "username", for the sake of the clients privacy):

    ---------- FTP ftps56.brinkster.com ---------- 220 Microsoft FTP Service
    ftp> USER Brinkster\username
    331 Password required for Brinkster\username.
    ftp> PASS ********
    230 User Brinkster\username logged in.
    ftp> PWD
    257 "/username" is current directory.
    ftp> CWD /
    250 CWD command successful.
    ftp> TYPE I
    200 Type set to I.
    ftp> FEAT
    211-FEAT

    SIZE
    MDTM
    

    211 END
    ftp> SITE HELP
    214-The following SITE commands are recognized(* ==>'s unimplemented).
    CKM
    DIRSTYLE HELP
    STATS
    214 HELP command successful.
    ftp> SYST
    215 Windows_NT
    ftp> STAT /
    213-status of /:
    213 End of status.
    ftp> SYST
    215 Windows_NT
    ftp> PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    ftp> PORT 16,9,19,102,200,146
    200 PORT command successful.
    ftp> LIST -a
    150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for /bin/ls.
    226 Transfer complete.
    ftp> PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    ftp> PORT 16,9,19,102,200,147
    200 PORT command successful.
    ftp> LIST -a
    150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for /bin/ls.
    226 Transfer complete.

  15. Support Staff 12 Posted by Max Stepanov on 17 Feb, 2011 11:59 PM

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    Hi Dean,

    Thanks for the info.
    Could you try to specify "/username" as a path in FTP connection settings to see if this works.

    Regards,
    Max

  16. Support Staff 13 Posted by Max Stepanov on 30 Jun, 2011 03:21 AM

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    Closing the discussion. Ticket is assigned at http://jira.appcelerator.org/browse/APSTUD-1831

  17. Max Stepanov closed this discussion on 30 Jun, 2011 03:21 AM.

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