I am not able to FTP (retrieve) a large file from the Internet to my Linux VM. It times out after a while.
The actual error is "Could not read reply from control connection -- timed out." This error occurs after a few minutes, after a good chunk of the file has already been transferred.
The setup is:
FTP Client: ncftpget running in Linux on VMWare Player 3.0 FTP Server: somebody else's machine out on the Internet, configuration unknown Guest OS: Ubuntu 8.10 Linux 32-bit, with vmxnet and vmware tools installed. Host OS: Vista 64-bit Network: Linux VM connects to the Internet via Bridged NIC (also tried NAT) FTP Mode: PASV
I did find some forum postings mentioning a 2-minute timeout somewhere. But exactly where and how to fix it was not clear. Some troubleshooting steps already tried:
- I have switched from VMWare Player 3.0 to VirtualBox 3.0.x, but no luck.
- I also changed from NAT to Bridged virtual NICs, but no luck
UPDATE Netstat on the Linux VM and the equivalent admin page on the DIR-655 router both show the connection is alive and well (tcp 'ESTABLISHED' status). Vista doesn't see the connection at all, which I guess is normal if connection state is managed only within the VM.
Here's the output from netsh interface tcp show global on Vista, in case it's useful:
C:Userslex>netsh interface tcp show global Querying active state... TCP Global Parameters ---------------------------------------------- Receive-Side Scaling State : enabled Chimney Offload State : disabled Receive Window Auto-Tuning Level : highlyrestricted Add-On Congestion Control Provider : none ECN Capability : disabled RFC 1323 Timestamps : disabled ** The above autotuninglevel setting is the result of Windows Scaling heuristics overriding any local/policy configuration.