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    Does Firefox support FTP? (1.5.0.1)

    Specifically the equivalent of the IE6 Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced -> "Use Passive FTP (for firewall and DSL modem compatibility)" (where I want to DEselect this setting)!

    I'm want to send something to someone's FTP server using something like ftp://some.server.com in the address bar.

    Googling seems to indicate that Firefox either doesn't (or didn't) support FTP, but I'm sure that someone can give me the up-to-date picture!

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    Later... With and without the FireFTP extension, I get Alert "425 Can't open data connection" following entering of username and password on the site in question.
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    Re: Does Firefox support FTP? (1.5.0.1)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by skitterbug on 27-Feb-06 08:03. Added information!)</P>I just downloaded an FTP extension yesterday - from here. I haven't had time to try it but I think it might work! Have a look!

    ps: Just tried it and I can log into my web on RoadRunner, no problem! <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> cbaldrey pointed to the link in <post:=544,517>post 544,517</post:> So give praise to him! <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Does Firefox support FTP? (1.5.0.1)

    Sadly that's the one which appears in my "Later..." addendum...

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    Re: Does Firefox support FTP? (1.5.0.1)

    John, I hope you'll forgive my ignorance or misunderstanding of what you're tring to do, i.e. "...send something to someone's FTP..."

    I run a (still) plain vanilla Firefox and can successfully open FTP on my own web domain, using a URL such as: ftp://aaaaa:bbbbb@ftp.alhoffman.org where the aaaaa represents the "name" of my FTP account and the bbbbb is the password I've set. When I enter this URL in my browser I am able to see my domain and all directories therein. What am I missing, in terms of sending someting?

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    Re: Does Firefox support FTP? (1.5.0.1)

    Open a Command Prompt window, then enter the ftp command.

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    Re: Does Firefox support FTP? (1.5.0.1)

    Perhaps I should have explained a bit more at the beginning! The requirement to send and receive a zipped file to/from this semi-secure FTP server is an occasional one, perhaps every few months.

    The owner of the FTP server I am sending the data to (and will be obtaining amended data from, in due course) has provided me with instructions about how to use Internet Explorer to send the zipped file. These are intended for the "non-computer user"! With the change to the IE option mentioned in my first post, I have done this.

    However, I prefer using Firefox, and so wanted to produce the equivalent result in this browser, but I get the error message mentioned at the bottom of the first post. This may be because the equivalent FTP option needs to be set "somewhere" in Firefox.

    If there is no straightforward Firefox solution I will probably write a BATch file using the FTP command, however abysmal the returned information from this variety of FTP is!

    John
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