Subject: FTP Problems : What's this about?
To: None <,>
From: Gerald C. Simmons <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/01/2002 22:00:31
I tried connecting to an FTP site and got the following error:

ftp> ls
229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||61403|)
200 EPRT command successful.
425 Can't build data connection: Address family not supported by protocol family.

I'm running NetBSD-1.5.2. I re-set IPF back to passing all, and it still does this.
However, the Windows FTP client didn't do this. ???

Try it!  Anonymous ftp to

Also, gave me this:

ftp> ls
229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||64097|)
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for '/bin/ls'.
total 8896

I never noticed ftp going into passive mode before.

Any Ideas?

Gerry Simmons