Erik wrote in with this question recently:
I am trying to FTP a friend in Chicago. He can FTP me but I can not reach his computer, but his friends can reach his computer. I am thinking the problem lies with my system.
I am running XP Professional. In the Internet Properties Advanced tab, I have checked among many things, Enable Folder View for FTP sites, and I have unchecked and rechecked the Passive FTP box.
I keep getting the same error when attempting to contact: FTP Folder Error an error occurred opening that folder on the FTP server. Make sure you have permission to access that folder.
Details: A connection with the server could not be established. And then under that error message, is the flashlight searching for files, and folders.
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