FTP general input/output error

asked 2020-01-14 09:31:27 +0100

vtoufex gravatar image

Hi all,

i am trying to set up access to my FTP server through LO (version on a Fedora workstation, and when the process is done i am getting the message "General input/output error". Both in Open Remote Files and Save Remote Files menus. I am completely certain that i have provided the details for the connection correctly and there is no network issue. Any ideas?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete


Are you sure your FTP Server allows creation of files starting with a dot . (Lockfiles are named .~lock.filename.extension#)? To check. whether this is your issue, connect through command line and upload a test file starting with a dot. This might be definitely a permission problem (some FTP server even don't allow to upload). Since there is no information given about the FTP server software and its configuration no further advice can be given.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-01-14 10:01:32 +0100 )edit

I will check the .file capability of my FTP server. It definitely allows uploading with the account i have provided to the Libre Office. My FTP runs on a D-Link NAS, for some years now, without access problems from other devices/software. It all started when i tried to open directly an existing .doc file through the file manager of my Fedora (like i do with pdf or jpg files). A Libre Office pop-up came up, which asked my for user/pass, with user locked to anonymous. Then i tried to set up my FTP server on Libre Office itself, with the results i described on my question.

vtoufex gravatar imagevtoufex ( 2020-01-14 10:41:54 +0100 )edit