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Login for internal FTP Publish randomly fails - RDPGaurd then blocks my IP address

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  • Login for internal FTP Publish randomly fails - RDPGaurd then blocks my IP address

    How am I suppose to publish my app and get any work done when AlphaAnywhere seems to randomly trigger "Failed FTP login attempt from: ..." in RDPGaurd which then completely blocks me from accessing the hosting server?

    Currently I am using the "Built-in FTP" with "Optimize" turned off. I found out, early on, that when the "Optimize" option is turned on that publishing usually fails.

    Any recommendations on publishing? This is a testing server and I've been needing to publish frequently so other workers can test it.

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    Re: Login for internal FTP Publish randomly fails - RDPGaurd then blocks my IP address

    I do not have any problems with Optimize turned on. And it is much faster. (I am using Filezilla server)

    But in your case make very long/difficult ftp-password and turn off RDPGuard ftp-protection. I am sure that almost all servers run without RDPGuard ftp-protection.

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      Re: Login for internal FTP Publish randomly fails - RDPGaurd then blocks my IP address

      I don't think disabling ftp protection is the solution. The point is that publishing from Alpha seems to be randomly triggering the FTP Login failure.

      So, after reading what active and passive ftp mode is all about: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1...nd-passive-ftp, I see the problem with using the Internal FTP in Alpha - it does not support "passive mode", which means after my computer opens the command channel that the server is then having to initiate the data connection to my computer using "active mode". This would most certainly fail, I can't believe it can ever work at all.

      I will have to switch to using an external FTP program and run ftp in "passive mode".

      Anyone have suggestions for which external FTP program to use?

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        Re: Login for internal FTP Publish randomly fails - RDPGaurd then blocks my IP address

        I am using FileZilla server with Alphas built in ftp without problems.

        But you can use FileZilla client if you want to turn to external.

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          Re: Login for internal FTP Publish randomly fails - RDPGaurd then blocks my IP address

          Ken, do you have the "FTP Publish with CURL" checkbox turned on in your publishing profile? I see the on-screen notes about that checkbox say that it uses "passive" mode.

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            Re: Login for internal FTP Publish randomly fails - RDPGaurd then blocks my IP address

            Yes, I am using passive mode. Also tested active mode about 10-15 times without problems.
            Last edited by kkfin; 10-28-2015, 06:09 AM. Reason: removed a comment about tsl support

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