From: Duane Wessels <>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 09:54:33 -0600

On Wed, 13 Oct 1999 wrote:

> I've installed squid 2.0 stable 5 on RedHat 6.0 and everything (apparently)
> works as advertised except for one thing. I am unable to reach
> through squid. All other sites I have tried work, including .
> When I turn off proxy mode in the browser (Netscape or IE), I can load
> Has anyone ever seen this or a simimlar problem?

Yes, I have seen it. It is a problem with Netscape's FTP server(s).

Sometimes their server fails to respond to PASV commands. You can
also see it with a command line FTP client if you turn on debugging.
For example:

ftp> debug 9
Debugging on (debug=9).
ftp> open
Connected to
220 ftp105 SGI 1.5: FTP server (Version wu-2.4.2-academ[BETA-17](20) Sat Jan 23 23:20:31 PST 1999) ready.
Name ( ftp
---> USER ftp
331 Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as password.
230-Welcome to the Netscape Communications Corporation FTP server.
230-If you have any odd problems, try logging in with a minus sign (-)
230-as the first character of your password. This will turn off a feature
230-that may be confusing your ftp client program.
230-Please send any questions, comments, or problem reports about
230-this server to
230-*********** October 13, 1995 **********
230-Private ftp is now only on Anonymous is supported on
230-ftp 2 through 8. If you are accessing a named account please use ftp1.
230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
---> SYST
215 UNIX Type: L8
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
ftp> passive
Passive mode on.
ftp> dir
---> PASV

        ( here it hangs for a few minutes, and then ...)

421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection
Passive mode refused.

There may be a pattern to the problem, but I couldn't identify
it yesterday. I suggest trying different ""

Duane W.
Received on Wed Oct 13 1999 - 10:13:01 MDT

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