Bug 6450 - ncftp-3.0beta21-2 doesn't seem to work with runsocks
Summary: ncftp-3.0beta21-2 doesn't seem to work with runsocks
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: ncftp
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 1999-10-28 05:30 UTC by dunwoody
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-11-22 17:33:19 UTC

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Description dunwoody 1999-10-28 05:30:47 UTC
I've been using runsocks-1.0r9-6 with ncftp to access ftp
sites from behind SGI's firewall.  Up to and including
ncftp-3.0beta19-2, this worked fine.  With
ncftp-3.0beta21-2, I get "bad file descriptor" errors:

runsocks ncftp rawhide.redhat.com
NcFTP 3.0.0 beta 21 (October 04, 1999) by Mike Gleason
Connecting to
Could not open host rawhide.redhat.com: invalid reply from
Could not read reply from control connection: Bad file

I switched back and forth between ncftp-3.0beta19-2 and
ncftp-3.0beta21-2 just to convince myself this wasn't
a transient error, and it consistently works fine with
beta19-2 and breaks with beta21-2.

I do NOT get these errors using beta21-2 with a direct
Internet connection (no runsocks/firewall).

This might be a problem that's peculiar to my network
environment, but since ncftp is probably used frequently
with socks to get through firewalls, I thought I should
report it.

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 1999-11-22 17:33:59 UTC
Can't reproduce it here... Does it happen with every ftp server or only with
ones running wu-ftpd 2.6.0?

Comment 2 dunwoody 2000-02-13 05:08:59 UTC
Just to provide a further sense of closure on this one, the problematic behavior
I was seeing seems to have disappeared with the combination of ncftp-3.0beta21-2
and the latest Rawhide rpm's as of this writing.

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