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Re: Passive mode in FTP



On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 02:20:30PM -0400, Martin Foster wrote:
> How do you complete a binary transfer using the ftp service?
> 
> I am trying to download a file from another site, and everytime I try to transfer the file, it switches to passive mode and then freezes. 
> 
> I understand FTP starts in Passive mode by default, but is there a way to switch to binary. Even while trying to transfer I type binary in the client but still downloads in passive.

You're confusing active/passive and ascii/binary.
In ncftp, the command is set passive off

        .../Ed
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