FTP stopped by proxy or filtering in Birmingham (BGFL) ?
I can't use ftp in B'ham schools.
I can ftp my target site successfully using Filezilla for example, from Sandwell or from home.
So I know my credentials etc are all correct and the ftp site is OK.
It just times out on a school machine.
I went to whatsmyip.com and it lists 80.x.x.x, proxy 1.1 and Webwasher.
As I understand it, BGFL allows http connections across port 80, and FTP across port 21.
I can actually connect to ftp://ftp.dlink.com (a driver site) within the browser through BGFL and I can also connect this way to ftp.bgfl.eu with no problem.
In IE options I see I can use eduproxy.bgfl.org for "all protocols" but am careful to change the port from 80 to 21. Or I can try with no proxy. Neither helps.