Cerberus FTP 2.4 STILL incompatible with FireFox

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Cerberus FTP 2.4 STILL incompatible with FireFox

Post by invocatus » Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:10 pm

I am running CFTP 2.4 Beta. I love this program over my previous solution, Serv-U personal edition. But what makes the difference is browser support; Serv-U worked with Firefox, which the MAJORITY of my FTP clients use. Cerberus, while the options and interface are so much better, rejects Firefox's incoming "RETR /" command. Here is a log of someone trying to access my CFTP folder "ftproot" with FF 1.5:
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 Incoming connection request on interface 192.168.1.105
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 Connection request accepted from ***.***.***.***
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 USER anonymous
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 331 User anonymous, password please
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 PASS ***********
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 230 Password Ok, User logged in
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 Anonymous user "anonymous" logged in with password "mozilla@example.com"
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 SYST
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 215 UNIX Type: L8
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 PWD
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 257 "/" is the current directory
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 TYPE I
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 200 Type Binary
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 PASV
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 227 Entering Passive Mode (***,***,***,***,7,208)
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 SIZE /
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 213 0
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 MDTM /
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 213 20070219230529
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 RETR /
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 150 Opening data connection
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 Unable to open file: Access is denied.

Feb 19 23:45:52 0 550 File transfer failed
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 PASV
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 227 Entering Passive Mode (***,***,***,***,7,209)
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 CWD /
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 250 Change directory ok
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 LIST
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 150 Opening data connection
Feb 19 23:45:52 0 226 Transfer complete
Feb 19 23:46:40 0 The connection was closed by the remote socket
Feb 19 23:46:40 0 Connection terminated.

Please fix this bug if you are able; I haven't come across a better personal FTP solution than Cerberus, but it's unusable for the majority of people I FTP with who use FF to browse the web. And I know I'm not the only one in this situation.

Thanks,
i.

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Post by Serin » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:02 am

Hello,

I've always been quite perplexed by Firefox's use of the "RETR /" command. It doesn't make sense... the above command is saying retrieve the root directory. The RETR command is meant to allow a client to download a file. Firefox's use of the command is nonsense. Cerberus FTP Server correctly denies the command, as no other option makes sense.

Firefox should still work fine, regardless of Cerberus FTP Server rejecting the command. Your log indicates that the client continues the connection and retrieves a directory listing.

Is there another problem?

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Post by invocatus » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:06 am

Yes, the problem is simply that people attempting to connect with Firefox get a blank page. And no, hitting Refresh does not bring the files up. I assumed the problem was the RETR command since it was the only thing out of place (in my limited knowledge, mind you) in the log file.

I have no idea what the problem is then...if people use Internet Explorer in either active or PASV mode there is no problem. Firefox results in a blank page.

If you would like to try to access the server yourself using firefox I will gladly PM you the IP and create a user account for you (I avoid publishing my IP when possible, probably pointless but oh well).

Or, if there is a way to create a more detailed log file that would be of more use to you let me know.

I appreciate your help; if I can get Cerberus to work with FireFox I will be in heaven; CFTP does absolutely everything I need as a free personal solution...I just wish this part worked!

Thanks,
i.

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Post by ceyman » Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:57 am

I don't know if this will help, but I use FireFox exclusively with CF, but using the FireFTP extension.

If you have control of your users you can tell them to install FireFTP, then CF works fine.

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