Firefox does not attempt to retrieve directory listing

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

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major
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
13 years ago
12 years ago

People

(Reporter: dprice, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Details

(Whiteboard: CLOSEME, URL)

(Reporter)

Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5

See discussion forum topic here:
http://forums.rhinosoft.com/showthread.php?t=377

Basically, Firefox never attempts to retrieve a file/directory listing from an FTP site after log in.  It doesn't matter if the it tries the anonymous account or using a named account (i.e. ftp://username@password:ftp.site.com/

Firfox only sends these commands:
USER anonymous
PASS mozilla@example.com
SYST
PWD
TYPE I
PASV
SIZE /

Then it reports "The connection was reset
The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading."

After Firefox sends the "SIZE /" command (which doesn't make any sense...) it hangs up.  The software should be able to determine the difference between a file and a directory.  The server does send back UNIX file permissions that does indicate whether or not an item is a directory or not.

Other browsers (Internet Explorer and older versions of Netscape) successfully log in by sending these commands:
USER anonymous
PASS IEUser@my.net
SYST
PWD
PASV
TYPE I
SIZE /
MDTM /
CWD /
LIST

The "LIST" command makes sense as it returns a list of files and directories.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In Firefox, Go to ftp://ftp.price-net.net/
2. 
3.

Actual Results:  
Here's a screen capture of the results.
http://www.price-net.net/firefox_ftp/error.gif

Expected Results:  
Produce a listing of files and directories as in this screen capture (Netscape 4.79):
http://www.price-net.net/firefox_ftp/success.gif



FTP Server software is Serv-U 6.1.0.5 Corporate Edition
Running on Win XP Pro SP2 dual Opteron server via cable modem
Been running FTP servers since 1998 with no problems...transfer ~3GB daily
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20060105 Firefox/1.6a1 ID:2006010522

WFM. I see this in all old and new builds: http://img474.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ftp6ib.png
Assignee: nobody → dougt
Component: File Handling → Networking: FTP
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: file.handling → benc
Version: unspecified → 1.8 Branch

Comment 2

13 years ago
WFM - though the ftp server is a bit slow to return any data.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20060106 Firefox/1.6a1

Comment 3

13 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5

WFM as well (though the server is slow to respond).
(Reporter)

Comment 4

13 years ago
The only reason is it acts slow is that I only have a 512kbps pipe and the server stays fairly busy.

If people are able to receive a directory listing using Firefox, then why do I get complaints from other Firefox users?  My primary issue with it was with the commands it sends (or doesn't send) to the server.


Component: Networking: FTP → File Handling
Product: Core → Firefox
Version: 1.8 Branch → 1.0 Branch
Assignee: dougt → nobody
Component: File Handling → Networking: FTP
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: benc → networking.ftp
Version: 1.0 Branch → Trunk
Reporter, do you still see this problem with Firefox 2.0? If not, can you please close this bug as WORKSFORME. Thanks!
Whiteboard: CLOSEME
(Reporter)

Comment 6

12 years ago
Seems that this issue was resolved with the 2.x series.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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