On Sun, 11 Feb 2001, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Feb 2001, Michael Davis wrote:
> > I am unable to download bdb.html.  I get the following error when I try
> > to download it: 
> > 200 Type set to A
> > 500 Illegal PORT command
> > Can someone email it to me?
> You cannot use normal FTP across two networks. Your LAN is in a
> separate address system (using masquerade / firewalls). You have to put
> the FTP connection in "passive mode".
> This is done by using the "pass" command. Documentation may also refer
> to it as the "passive mode" or "PASV mode".

Besides, the original URL was:

http://moulon.inra.fr/ruby/bdb.html

I don't know why you are trying to reach an HTTP file by FTP...
it is possible i wrote the preceding email for nothing.

matju