In order to get a SuSE Linux server updated from a local FTP server I (temporarely) installed the IIS FTP component on my Windows/XP Pro laptop and provided a ftp directoy with the SuSE Linux FTP distribution. I opened port 21 in the Windows firewall and tried to perform a Linux ftp network installation. After starting installtion from a boot cd my FTP server has been found and the installation started to download /suse/boot/root from ftp://192.168.11.182
. However, the download failed with error 426!
Next I went to my Windows/XP Pro Desktop computer and tried to access the same ftp directory by entering ftp://192.168.11.182/suse
into the address bar in Internet Explorer 6. The same here. It could not retrieve the directory even I made sure I used anonymous access.
Next, again from my Windows/XP Pro Desktop computer, I started ftp in a command window and opened a connection to 192.168.11.182. I entered "Anonymous" as the username and my email-address as password. I tried to list the suse directory, which worked fine, and finally downloaded /suse/boot/root to my desktop pc. No errors, no problems.
Why this different behaviour? How can I solve the problem on the server side?