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RE: Windows XP and FTP
From: "Hamish Stanaway" <koremeltdown () hotmail com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 05:16:51 +0000

Hi there Mike,

I have tried this, however get the same result - it tells me I do not have permission to access the folder.



Kindest of regards,

Hamish Stanaway, CEO

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From: Mike Fetherston <mike_sha () shaw ca>
To: 'Hamish Stanaway' <koremeltdown () hotmail com>, nick () mobilia it, bugtraq () planetcobalt net
CC: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Windows XP and FTP
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 08:50:57 -0500
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Why not just use IE's built-in ftp capabilities?  You can set it to passive
mode by going to Tools > Options > Advanced and ticking off "Use Passive
FTP". Then it's just a simple matter of typing in ftp://ftp.host.com in the
address bar and supplying your credentials.

Mike Fetherston

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hamish Stanaway [mailto:koremeltdown () hotmail com]
> Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 3:37 AM
> To: nick () mobilia it; bugtraq () planetcobalt net
> Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
> Subject: Re: Windows XP and FTP
>
> Thanks so much Nick,
>
> This is too what I thought - however I was hoping for a work around, or
> patch to fix this issue - it is going to be hard to explain to every
> client
> I have using XP that they will have to disable their firewalls - hopefully
> someone can shed some light on this issue for both of us.
>
>
>
> Kindest of regards,
>
> Hamish Stanaway, CEO
>
> Absolute Web Hosting / -= KoRe WoRkS =- Internet Security
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>
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> >From: nick <nick () mobilia it>
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> >Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers wrote:
> >>On 2006-01-10 koremeltdown () hotmail com wrote:
> >>
> >>>I have Windows XP (as do many of my clients) and have noticed
> >>>something strange. When trying to access my server(s) via FTP, when
> >>>Windows (XP Pro) Firewall is turned on, you cannot perform this task.
> >>>Sometimes it has problems resolving the hostname, sometimes it just
> >>>doesn't connect at all. When disabling Windows Firewall FTP works
> >>>fine, however when just enabling FTP Access via the firewall
> >>>configuration it doesn't seem to want to work. My XP using clients
> >>>seem to be having the same problem.
> >>
> >>
> >>Looks like you (and your clients) are using FTP in active mode. In that > >>case the FTP server tries to establish the data connection to the client
> >>which is then intercepted by the Windows Firewall. Try using passive
> >>mode.
> >>
> >>If you use the commandline FTP client: ftp.exe from Windows does only
> >>support active mode IIRC, so use something like ncftp [1] instead.
> >>
> >>[1] http://www.ncftp.com/
> >>
> >>Regards
> >>Ansgar Wiechers
> >I just dealt with a user who was unable to connect with XP and FTPX, but
> if
> >they used the command line, it worked just fine. PASV mode didn't seem to
> >make any difference. It's almost like the XP firewall doesn't keep ftp
> >states. I use an iptables firewall to connect to the server (proftpd) and
> >have 0 problems. When I had the user disable the windows firewall, it
> >connected immediately. It's a recent problem, I have a feeling that MS
> >changed the behaviour of the firewall recently, perhaps inadvertantly?
> >
> >I recommended that the user try another firewall, but this seems like an
> >MS problem...
> >
> >
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