ftp issue that started today for me. No Directory Listing


Well-Known Member
Dec 29, 2003
Hey guys, Ive been looking this up all morning - its a weird issue for me.
Ive had pure-ftp working JUST fine all along and then today when I got on, or tried I got

Error: Connection timed out
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing
(This is using FileZilla) - I normally use Fireftp but using this, I can get you the error messages better.

I get this using passive mode

I also get warnings in SSH while logged in saying

Message from [email protected] at Nov 12 12:48:14 ...
kernel:nf_ct_ftp: dropping packetIN= OUT=eth0 SRC= DST= LEN=77 TOS=0x10 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=36033 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=21 DPT=52624 SEQ=4027470858 ACK=3918318604 WINDOW=91 RES=0x00 ACK PSH FIN URGP=0 OPT (0101080A1830EF9403D882340101050AE98CCC0BE98CCC0C)
Ok, so Ive tried connecting with the firewall off - No firewall running on my PC or server / IPTables Off and still same issue

Ive tried with pro-ftp same issue

THEN - here is something that is different

using Filezilla I followed some site instructions that said to go active ftp and Click on Connection -> FTP -> Active Mode: Select "Ask your operating system for the external IP address"

IT works.

Fireftp doesnt have the option to ask for an external IP, is that my problem?
I cant even use my droid ftp to get in, no directory listings.

So whats changed and different and any idea how to get back to just normal not having to change a bunch of settings for ftp operations?