Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] FTP analysis
From: "Mohan Radhakrishnan" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 10:25:06 +0530
We are the client.
Client IP:3039                     Server IP:21
Server IP:20                        Client IP:5001
I see the above in Ethernet Peek. The data is received when I check the packets in the sniffer but the Windows FTP client hangs. It does not complete the save.
I am using the Windows FTP client because my Visa EA server does not allow any normal commands to be executed. Does FileZilla have a command-line client ?

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Phillips, Christopher M
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 8:40 PM
To: Community support list for Wireshark
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-users] FTP analysis

Sounds like active/passive FTP problem.

Windows FTP uses active mode by default.


Active mode can often have trouble working through firewalls/routers.


When you have connected to the ftp site type the command ‘literal pasv’ which should switch the client into passive mode.

To make permanent default see here:



Better still use a decent ftp client like filezilla



Also remember if your not using sftp or scp the traffic or the password to the ftp site is not encrypted……




-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Mohan Radhakrishnan
Sent: 03 September 2009 10:06
To: [email protected]
Subject: [Wireshark-users] FTP analysis



          I have a ftp connection to a server and I am trying to analyze why even though wireshark shows that the files are transferrred successfully Windows ftp does not complete the transfer. How do I go about analyzing the problem ?


Wireshark shows


226 Transfer complete successfully.


but the windows ftp client does not save the file. It hangs. So what was working a few days back is now hanging. What type of analysis should I run ?