Problem with lftp solved

I thought I’d share this little solution with people as its been bugging me for ages. My command line ftp client of choice, lftp, recently started not connecting. I couldn’t find a suitable solution until I noticed that the AUTH command was being used when I normally don’t make use of that for ordinary ftp sessions.

I added the following line to my lftp.conf file:

set ftp:ssl-allow false

This fixed the issue of failing to connect and everything is now working as it should. Hope this helps someone who is in a similar fix.


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  1. Dan Said,

    July 25, 2008 @ 7:35 am

    I use ftps for all of my ftp sessions 😉

    My rather bizarre issue atm though is that lftp is claiming not to be able to find files to download, even though they appear in a directory listing.

  2. Kieran Said,

    July 25, 2008 @ 10:06 am

    I was meaning for my hosting server which doesn’t support SSL for FTP 😉

    In your case you will want to enter that command at the lftp prompt before authenticating when using my server and then turn it off after.

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