Dead FTP


#1

Hi … I am the administrator for our FTP site, which is hosted on ralphie.dreamhost.com. I can log in (username: bdemchak) but when I issue an “ls” command, I get absolutely no reply. For minutes … maybe hours. Is this service broken?? Am I missing something??


#2

What does SSHing into the server get you?

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#3

It gets me a command line. I have changed my FTP GUI (WebDrive) to use SFTP instead of FTP, and life is now fine.

Pretty tacky, though, that normal FTP now hangs. What’s up with that?


#4

Make sure your user is set to use SSH and/or FTP as desired. This is set in the DreamHost panel under Users -> Manage Users, then click Edit for that user.

-Scott


#5

Yes … it is already set that way: Shell account allows SFTP/FTP plus ssh access. Shell type: /bin/bash. Disallow FTP is unchecked.

Is there some other reason why the FTP service would be failing?


#6

Do you have another user you can test? Alternatively, I’d be contacting support. Unless this is on a PS… then just reboot the thing and see what doesn’t work.

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