Author Topic: Does Slickedit work with VSFTP in passive mode?  (Read 3155 times)

base2boss

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Does Slickedit work with VSFTP in passive mode?
« on: March 06, 2015, 09:51:03 pm »
Hello,

I have setup a CentOS VSFTP server, using PASV mode and non-standard port numbers.  I have verified that the server is working correctly using WinSCP from my desktop and FTP express from an Android phone.
I have been using Slickedit and its FTP client for about twenty years now.
I cannot get it to connect successfully to this VSFTP server.
When I try, after 30 seconds, I receive an error dialog saying: "Error OPENing connection to ftp server from Slickedit proxy.  Bad or unexpected response".
I have looked at the debug log but it is too cryptic to be of assistance.
Slickedit is configured for IPv4 only and the firewall/proxy is disabled.
I am using server type: FTP and host type: Auto.
I am using a non-standard port number, which I have entered on the Advanced tab, and I have verified the User ID and Password.

Can anyone offer any suggestion what I should try next.  I will be happy to supply any other information necessary.



Thank you.

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Re: Does Slickedit work with VSFTP in passive mode?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2015, 12:00:40 am »
SlickEdit can work with passive transfers (PASV), but it is not the default. You will have to set it up:
1. File>FTP>Default Options
2. Firewall/Proxy tab
3. Enable firewall/proxy ON
4. Select "Router" (Passive transfers will be forced ON)

Now edit your connection profile:
1. Advanced tab
2. Use firewall/proxy ON

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Re: Does Slickedit work with VSFTP in passive mode?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2015, 03:46:32 pm »
Thank you for responding Rodney.

I did as you instructed.  Now, when I attempt to connect, a dialog pops up requesting a User ID and password, with the title bar: "530 Non-anonymous sessions must use encrypti...".

I have specified, and saved my User ID and password in the FTP profile.  In fact, they are filled in the fields of the dialog when it pops up.

When I hit <Enter> on this dialog, I receive the following FTP error in response: "Error sending USER to ftp host: IP_addr:port#. Connection lost".  The IP address and port# listed in this error response are correct and verified.

The server is definitely using encryption.  The functioning WinSCP settings include "TLS/SSL explicit encryption".

I can actually use WinSCP to open it's file manager interface, and have Slickedit edit the files.

Hope this information helps.  Anything else you could suggest would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again.

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Re: Does Slickedit work with VSFTP in passive mode?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2015, 04:15:24 pm »
Our SFTP integration is the only thing that supports encryption (over ssh). We do not support FTPS or FTP over SSL/TLS.

If you want to SFTP to your Linux box from Windows and SlickEdit, then the only additional thing you need to install is the Cygwin openssh client.

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« Last Edit: March 09, 2015, 06:40:18 pm by Rodney »

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Re: Does Slickedit work with VSFTP in passive mode?
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2015, 06:23:12 pm »
Rodney,
Is there any way to use the ssh executable from MinGW (which I have with my git environment) rather than using the ssh from cygwin?  I tried configuring the SSH/SFTP to pass in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\ssh.exe" in place of the suggested c:\cygwin\bin\ssh.exe - but unfortunately this does not appear to work (timing out on attempting to make a remote connection to my ubuntu linux server - which is already configured correctly for SSH), I am also using the default subsystem/service name as sftp. 

John

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Re: Does Slickedit work with VSFTP in passive mode?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2015, 07:57:12 pm »
The only supported ssh client is the OpenSSH one right now. We also have outstanding requests to support Putty.

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