Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 13492
ls seems to kill ftp connection
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
I'm new to this system so please excuse any stupid statements.
I had a look to see if there was anything posted against wu-ftpd but
couldnt find anything.
I just installed wu-ftpd-2.6.0-14.6x.i386 and found that whenever I used
the "ls" command the ftp connection would hang for a while then terminate
(probably timing out). If I used the "dir" command on the same directory it
would return the expected results.
Since I need ftp access I reverted to version 2.6.0-3 and the problems were
My machine is running standard Redhat 6.2 except for the kernel which is
The ls stuff hasn't changed at all. Check the ~ftp/bin/ls binary, possibly
reinstall the anonftp package.
The "ls stuff" has indeed changed, although perhaps inadvertently, when the
wu-ftpd update packages were issued. If you look in the spec file, you'll find
%configure --enable-quota --enable-pam --disable-rfc931 --enable-ratios \
Note that the --enable-ls option is included. This should not be there, as the
internal ls feature is still experimental, and apparently still contains memory
leaks which are potentially exploitable.