Issue with (some) Symbolic Links - unable to change to the directory
|Reported by:||Daniel||Owned by:|
|Component version:||Operating system type:||Windows|
|Operating system version:||Windows 7 64bit|
I noticed that there were already several tickets opened with respect to symbolic links, and many of these have been closed, or dismissed but I am having an issue accessing 'symbolic links' within FileZila, specifically I cannot change to the symbolic directory.
The remote server is linux, and in my setup I have created several links to other directories. For example: public_html/bla/bla/bla/images -> /public_html/images. The problem is, if I click on public_html/bla/bla/bla/images it gives me directory error. However, I can access public_html/images with out an issue and via an SSH I can use the CD command to access public_html/bla/bla/bla/images also without an issue.
Now, not every symbolic link is giving me an issue. If the symbolic link, points to another path within the same directory such as, (public_html/logfiles -> public_html/logs/system) filezilla has no problem. However if the symbolic link points to a different path, it generates an error. I have tried this on two different sites I have with the same results.
Here is the (sterilized) output from filezilla:
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: CWD /public_html/bla/bla/bla
Response: 250 OK. Current directory is /public_html/bla/bla/bla
Command: CWD download
Response: 550 Can't change directory to download: No such file or directory
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing
Status: Starting download of /public_html/bla/bla/bla/download
Command: PORT 192,168,0,2,217,228
Response: 200 PORT command successful
Command: RETR download
Response: 550 Can't open download: No such file or directory
Error: Critical file transfer error
Status: Disconnected from server
The directory download is a symbolic link to public_html\pubdownloads.
This seems to be a new problem. I don't recall this issue with an older version of FileZilla.