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FTP has stopped working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Cefoxtrot, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Cefoxtrot

    Cefoxtrot Flightless Bird

    I use FTP to update web sites. All of a sudden, it has stopped working, with
    a message saying "Connected to server, waiting for response..." and it just
    sits there, for ever.

    This happens with all sites I try, so I tend to suspect it's a Windows
    related problem. Not sure where or what to look for.

    Any ideas anyone?

    TIA!
    Cefoxtrot
     
  2. Patrick Keenan

    Patrick Keenan Flightless Bird

    "Cefoxtrot" <Cefoxtrot@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D4870D47-5B5D-47BE-95E2-4570322061D3@microsoft.com...
    >I use FTP to update web sites. All of a sudden, it has stopped working,
    >with
    > a message saying "Connected to server, waiting for response..." and it
    > just
    > sits there, for ever.
    >
    > This happens with all sites I try, so I tend to suspect it's a Windows
    > related problem. Not sure where or what to look for.
    >
    > Any ideas anyone?
    >
    > TIA!
    > Cefoxtrot


    If you try another FTP client (what are you using?) including the built-in
    command line FTP client, what happens?
     
  3. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 28 Mar 2010, =?Utf-8?B?Q2Vmb3h0cm90?=
    <Cefoxtrot@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > I use FTP to update web sites. All of a sudden, it has stopped
    > working, with a message saying "Connected to server, waiting for
    > response..." and it just sits there, for ever.
    >
    > This happens with all sites I try, so I tend to suspect it's a
    > Windows related problem. Not sure where or what to look for.
    >
    > Any ideas anyone?


    You don't include enough information to even make an educated guess.
    Nonetheless, I will guess that it has to do with your firewall, either
    software (Windows or otherwise) or in your router.

    What FTP client are you using? What has changed since it last worked
    correctly?

    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375>
     
  4. Cefoxtrot

    Cefoxtrot Flightless Bird

    I am using LeapFtp. I also installed and tried FileZilla, with exactly the
    same results.
    I have looked at the firewall and router settings. I can't see anything
    changed. Sorry if I am not providing enough info, but I am at a loss here.
    Is there a windows update log anywhere in the system? If I could reverse the
    latest updates, maybe I could pinpoint the problem.

    "Nil" wrote:

    > On 28 Mar 2010, =?Utf-8?B?Q2Vmb3h0cm90?=
    > <Cefoxtrot@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    >
    > > I use FTP to update web sites. All of a sudden, it has stopped
    > > working, with a message saying "Connected to server, waiting for
    > > response..." and it just sits there, for ever.
    > >
    > > This happens with all sites I try, so I tend to suspect it's a
    > > Windows related problem. Not sure where or what to look for.
    > >
    > > Any ideas anyone?

    >
    > You don't include enough information to even make an educated guess.
    > Nonetheless, I will guess that it has to do with your firewall, either
    > software (Windows or otherwise) or in your router.
    >
    > What FTP client are you using? What has changed since it last worked
    > correctly?
    >
    > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375>
    > .
    >
     
  5. Lem

    Lem Flightless Bird

    Cefoxtrot wrote:
    > I am using LeapFtp. I also installed and tried FileZilla, with exactly the
    > same results.
    > I have looked at the firewall and router settings. I can't see anything
    > changed. Sorry if I am not providing enough info, but I am at a loss here.
    > Is there a windows update log anywhere in the system? If I could reverse the
    > latest updates, maybe I could pinpoint the problem.
    >
    > "Nil" wrote:
    >
    >> On 28 Mar 2010, =?Utf-8?B?Q2Vmb3h0cm90?=
    >> <Cefoxtrot@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    >>
    >>> I use FTP to update web sites. All of a sudden, it has stopped
    >>> working, with a message saying "Connected to server, waiting for
    >>> response..." and it just sits there, for ever.
    >>>
    >>> This happens with all sites I try, so I tend to suspect it's a
    >>> Windows related problem. Not sure where or what to look for.
    >>>
    >>> Any ideas anyone?

    >> You don't include enough information to even make an educated guess.
    >> Nonetheless, I will guess that it has to do with your firewall, either
    >> software (Windows or otherwise) or in your router.
    >>
    >> What FTP client are you using? What has changed since it last worked
    >> correctly?
    >>
    >> <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375>
    >> .
    >>


    It's possible, although unlikely, that a Windows Update is the cause of
    this problem. However, if you want to check, go to Windows Update (or
    Microsoft Update, whichever one you use) and click the link on the left
    to "Review your update history."

    Double check the settings on your FTP client, and make sure that it is
    set to use "passive transfer" or "passive mode."


    --
    Lem

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