Downloading file port

James Mills prologic at
Sat Oct 6 02:32:15 UTC 2018


What you are likely seeing here is the difference between Passive and
Active FTP. See:

Typically the data port is port 20 (whilst the control port is 21) -- But
this is often not the case strictly speaking depending on the mode used.


James Mills / prologic

E: prologic at

On Sat, Oct 6, 2018 at 11:11 AM, bobby <architectofthefuture at>

> I am trying to download the file port.  I opened up port 21 to download
> the tar.gz.  It showed connected and logged in.  Then I get to "==> PASV
> ...", and it keeps failing and retrying.  It errors out saying it can't
> connect to the IP/a random port every time, and I have no clue what's going
> on.  Why is it using a random port?  What is it trying to do?
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