lftp behind a proxy

a href=”https://www.librebyte.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/lftp1.png”>lftp1 If you use lftp as ftp client and you want to connect to an ftp site, but a (Squid) proxy that is blocking the access then you can solve it by adding these options in

lftp: show hidden directories and files

Some ftp servers do not display by default hidden directories and files therefore lftp does not take care about them in certain operations, for example when trying to delete a directory that contains hidden files lftp throws the following error message: operation failed: 550 cannot delete directory: directory not empty (rm: Access failed: 550 Can't remove directory) To change this behavior.

Passive connections in ProFTPD

proftpd Passive ftp connections are very common when set behind a proxy or firewall. In a passive ftp connection, the client sends the PASV command to the server and is the server who selects a port at random and sends it to the client. We must configure directive PassivePorts in ProFTPD.