Well after two days working on this problem I discovered what is going wrong. As it turns out I'm not the first one to be distressed about this. Others have found the same problem and entered a bug report to the ProFTP project. This bug was found 2/12/2009 long before xampp 1.7.1 was published. What is going on, how could this package be published with such a critical bug in proftp?http://bugs.proftpd.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3184
Basically there is no transfer buffer size set for the LIST command which causes one of its functions to go in an endless loop.This makes proftp 1.3.2 in xampp 1.7.1 not usable!
I'm wondering if anyone has proftp working in xampp 1.7.1 and if so how did you do it?
So now what. Does this mean I will have to recompile Proftp from the latest source or are the xampp guys going to come out with 1.7.1a?