Question: Cannot FTP connect since protocol change
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15 months ago by
cwalker9120 wrote:

I am having trouble connecting to galaxy project through an FTP server since the protocol change was implemented. I have tried cyberduck and filezilla, and followed the video here: to make sure that my filezilla settings were correct. Here is the log from filezilla:

Status: Disconnected from server Status: Resolving address of Status: Connecting to Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message... Status: Initializing TLS... Status: Verifying certificate... Status: TLS connection established. Status: Logged in Status: Retrieving directory listing... Command: PWD Response: 257 "/" is the current directory Command: TYPE I Response: 200 Type set to I Command: PASV Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (129,114,60,56,120,224). Command: MLSD Error: The data connection could not be established: ECONNREFUSED - Connection refused by server

Thank you for any help. I have tried changing my password and this did not help.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 14 months ago • written 15 months ago by cwalker9120
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15 months ago by
United States
Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k wrote:


Avoid the MLSD command with Filezilla. Do this by using passive, not active, FTP. The connection to will still be in secure TSL mode.

This is not just a problem with Filezilla and Galaxy. There are several reported issues with this command and this particular client reported around the web. The issue is not new and others have commented that it is not a fix that is planned for by the Filezilla developers.

I opened a ticket concerning the issue yet there may not be anything to do except to recommend using passive FTP with the Filezilla FTP client (update: issue now closed). I also updated the Galaxy hub page you referenced above to make that usage clearer.

Thanks, Jen, Galaxy team

ADD COMMENTlink modified 14 months ago • written 15 months ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k
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14 months ago by
cwalker9120 wrote:

Dear Jen, Thanks for responding. I tried running in passive mode and that didn't change anything. There are were some issues with the firewalls at my institution since the same files/settings transfer fine from a network. Thank you

ADD COMMENTlink written 14 months ago by cwalker9120

Glad the root cause was worked out. And the issue originally linked is now closed.


ADD REPLYlink written 14 months ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k
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