This is really confusing me, because however much I search I don't seem to be able to come across this problem on Google.

I'm trying to edit files on a web server using Emacs Ange-FTP on Ubuntu. I type in /user@ftp.host.com:/, Emacs then prompts for a password, which I give, and then it says:

Listing /user@ftp.host.com:/... forever.

What I don't get is that a) the same thing works in Emacs on Windows, b) FTPing to other web servers with the same technique (and with the same web host) works fine, and c) FTPing to this server using gFTP in Ubuntu works fine.

I can't see why this isn't working and it's driving me up the wall! Does anyone have any suggestions?

  • Can you give us the stack trace? – Richard Hoskins Sep 13 '09 at 23:43

Perhaps it's a firewall issue? Try FTP passive mode with this:

(setq 'ange-ftp-try-passive-mode t)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.