I maintain an FTP server, which serves as an archive for a number of
software demos. We're using ncftpd. Most people download from this archive
by going to a web page, and clicking a link to the particular FTP URL for a
Most of the time this works just fine. But occasionally, somebody who is
connected to the web via a proxy server will try to download something from
my archive and get the following message from their proxy server: "Couldn't
access remote site -- the user name was rejected."
Invariably, if I get these people to manually log in through a simple FTP
client, they can download. It's only when they try to let their web client
do the anonymous connection that they run into trouble. I am assuming that
for some reason the proxy server is not using the username "anonymous" when
it tries to connect to my FTP server. I have no idea why.
This problem pops up enough that I have to address the issue. Those who
experience problems (including my own remote developers) insist that they
never have difficulties with other ftp sites, just mine. So I can't just
blame it all on the proxy server configuration . . . I must be doing
_something_ different from everyone else.
Can anyone shed some light on this? I would settle for a hack workaround if
a true solution does not exist.
Elsinore Technologies, Inc