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Contribute hammering FTP servers?

We’re having a problem at work with Macromedia Contribute. We host sites for a number of local companies, and one of them wants to use Contribute to update its site. The problem is that whenever Contribute tries to connect to our FTP server, it opens up 30 simultaneous connections, effectively running a denial of service that prevents other clients from logging in during peak times. I’ve searched the ’net and haven’t found any references to this problem; does anyone know anything about the issue? We’re running ProFTPD 1.2.9 and the client is using Macromedia Contribute 2.

This is Contribute hammering FTP servers? by Simon Willison, posted on 17th November 2003.

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