Lynx and FTP

Janina Sajka janina at
Mon Aug 19 11:24:21 EDT 2002


I don't think there's much of anything you can do about this on the fly 
either from within lynx or on the command line when you launch lynx. You 
can, however, make relevant edits to your lynx.cfg file, if memory serves. 
I'd open this file up in an editor and search on ftp. The various settings 
options are pretty well documented in this file itself.
 On Mon, 19 Aug 
2002, Steve Holmes wrote:

> I sit behind an IP masqueraded host.  When I use lynx to access normal
> http stuff, everything is fine but if I hit on any FTP links, the
> program simply hangs.  I'm quite sure it is because the FTP being
> implemented by lynx is active instead of passive.  Active FTP which
> depend on the port command do not work over ipmasq networks but
> passive does.  Does anyone know if and how one can get lynx to use
> passive FTP instead?  When I looked recently, I did not find anything
> in Lynx config or doc files on the subject.  I could be wrong on my
> assumptions but I can go in with lftp and its default of passive mode
> and all is fine.
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