I use RH5 Webhelp's publish feature to push files to one host
server -- no problem. When I try to use the identical procedure to
push those same files to another server, I can't establish a
connection. Tech suport at that host says that they only accept ftp
in "passive mode" and RoboHelp doesn't publish that way.
The error message I receive says "Publishing aborted. 200
Type is now 8-bit binary. 200 Port command successful. 425 Could
not open data connection to port 5004. Connection timed out."
When I try again at the first host - no problem.
(Also, as a workaround, when I try and drag files to the
second site using CUte ftp to bypass RoboHelp publishing, I get the
skin with TOC and Search, but no topic page.)
Generally, this would point to the server using the same port
on its side. The reference to passive mode is an option, not a
necessity this allows the server to accept the new job (your ftp)
when the port is free.
Assuming you have used this feature successfully in the past,
I would check to see if any changes have been made on the server
side; updated firewall, patches applied, new jobs running etc.
For passive mode, you would have to check your ftp settings.
Can't check that here, so if any one can advise, please jump in.