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I am running Windows server 2008 on Ubuntu server 12.04.1 via devstack and I am trying to download a file from an ftp server using the windows command line ftp client.

When I run the ftp get command I get the following error message:

500 I won't open a connection to (only to XX.XX.XX.XX)
425 No data connection is the internal IP address of the instance, whereas XX.XX.XX.XX is the external address. Is there anyway to make the ftp client use the external address for the data connection, or alternatively have the client establish the connection?


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I believe that you want to use Passive FTP. For some reason it's not a command line option anymore. Go to:

Control Panel, Internet Options, Advanced, Browser Options section, Use passive FTP

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