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Bug 157457 - IPv6 FTP support in gnome-vfs
IPv6 FTP support in gnome-vfs
Product: gnome-vfs
Classification: Deprecated
Component: Module: ftp
Other Linux
: Normal normal
: ---
Assigned To: gnome-vfs maintainers
gnome-vfs maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-11-05 16:54 UTC by Bert Vermeulen
Modified: 2008-09-06 19:03 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

qiuck and dirty patch (2.97 KB, patch)
2006-12-19 15:19 UTC, Laurent Bigonville
none Details | Review
A better patch (5.43 KB, patch)
2007-02-04 11:31 UTC, Laurent Bigonville
none Details | Review

Description Bert Vermeulen 2004-11-05 16:54:24 UTC
sumner: gnomevfs-ls
Error opening: Data corrupted

sumner: gnomevfs-ls
biolinux                (Directory, x-directory/normal) size 4096       mode 0755 has an AAAA record, and while gnome-vfs tries to use that, it doesn't
know to use EPSV instead of PASV.

Basically, RFC 2428 support needs to be implemented.

A quick workaround might be to not attempt to connect to IPv6 addresses for FTP;
this will at least make things work.
Comment 1 Laurent Bigonville 2006-06-12 12:27:54 UTC
The problem still exists in gnome 2.14
Comment 2 Laurent Bigonville 2006-09-17 12:56:02 UTC
Still happends in gnome 2.16

This bug is quite old and nobody seems to be intrested...
Comment 3 Laurent Bigonville 2006-12-19 15:19:17 UTC
Created attachment 78627 [details] [review]
qiuck and dirty patch

Add a gconf key to enable old behavior (aka PASV command).
Still problems with kerberos and ipv6
Comment 4 Laurent Bigonville 2007-02-04 11:31:07 UTC
Created attachment 81856 [details] [review]
A better patch
Comment 5 Laurent Bigonville 2007-03-24 02:38:11 UTC
Still present in
Comment 6 Laurent Bigonville 2007-07-28 15:22:34 UTC
Still not fixed in 2.19.3
Comment 7 André Klapper 2008-09-06 19:03:11 UTC
gnome-vfs has been deprecated and superseded by gio/gvfs since GNOME 2.22, hence mass-closing many of the gnome-vfs requests/bug reports. This means that gnome-vfs is NOT actively maintained anymore, however patches are still welcome.

If your reported issue is still valid for gio/gvfs, please feel free to file a bug report against glib/gio or gvfs.

@Bugzilla mail recipients: query for gnome-vfs-mass-close to get rid of these notification emails all together.

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