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Iam using vmware player version 3.1 to boot a minix 3 os image. After booting the minix os I want to get some files from a server using ftp. the ftp connection to the server works but when i use the commands "ls" or "get" nothing happens except it says "200 PORT command successful" and it hanges in there. The only thing i can do after typing ls+enter or get+enter is to exit the ftp by using ctrl+c.

If anyone knows a solution to this? please help.

Thank you

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Try the passive command before doing anything else, perhaps your firewall is blocking the inbound data connection (by default, the FTP server opens a data link back to the client — one of the bigger issues with FTP in our new "you can't trust everyone and leave everything open" world). More on passive mode here.

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your are right.good article.thank you very much. – mnish May 26 '10 at 13:28
@mnish: Excellent! Glad that was it. :-) – T.J. Crowder May 26 '10 at 13:42

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