RE: Connection Problems with FTPS

From: Jonathan Hutcherson <>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 10:51:23 -0400

> > We noticed that the server takes ftp:// --ftp-ssl to be
> "implicit" use
> > of ssl, while ftps:// is "explicit". The server that we are using
> > requires explicit ssl.
> (Uhm, I always manage to get those terms mixed up...)
> >> Are they using the ftps:// approach or the ftp:// one?
> >
> > We have tried to look into FileZilla's code, but it is commented in
> > German, and we are not C sidekicks!!
> Well, if the server requires ftps:// I guess they use ftps:// ;-)
> >> I'm just puzzled.
> >
> > So are we. Have you seen our traces/-v outputs? They weren't very
> > meaninful to us, but maybe they hint something more to an seasoned
> > user :)
> They don't tell me much either, I'm not that skilled in SSL
> low-level protocol stuff.
> Possibly you could just use ethreal to record the SSL
> negotiation with both tools, to see if you can detect any
> differences and possibly try to adjust stuff accordingly.
> I've not seen anyone with this problem before...
> What libcurl version on what OS are you using?

Ethereal hasn't really told us much other than what we already know. We
are using the lastest version of cURL (7.13.2) on Windows XP Pro. If if
helps any, we are trying to connect to a Gene6 Ftp server.

Received on 2005-05-12