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Anonymous
July 20, 2005 10:11:15 PM

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The command C:\ftp ftp.server.xxx gives the following message: "unknown
error".

When trying to connect with IE6 to a FTP server, nothing happens, and after
several seconds a window pops-up: "the page cannot be displayed". Using a
download manager is of no help, as the FTP server is unaccessible.

I can connect to any HTPP server, no problem at all.

Please, advise,
Thank you,
Juan
July 20, 2005 10:11:16 PM

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In news:o YjoF1TjFHA.2472@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
Juan Moreira <Juan@salta.ar> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> The command C:\ftp ftp.server.xxx gives the following message:
> "unknown error".
>
> When trying to connect with IE6 to a FTP server, nothing happens, and
> after several seconds a window pops-up: "the page cannot be
> displayed". Using a download manager is of no help, as the FTP server
> is unaccessible.
> I can connect to any HTPP server, no problem at all.
>
> Please, advise,
> Thank you,
> Juan

First consider a FTP client... www.snapfiles.com (freeware section should
have a few.)

Second I'm not sure but try opening up IE, clicking tools, advanced, and
what ever option is selected for passive FTP connections try the other one.

Galen
--

"But there are always some lunatics about. It would be a dull world
without them."

Sherlock Holmes
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 10:11:16 PM

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"Juan Moreira" <Juan@salta.ar> wrote:

>The command C:\ftp ftp.server.xxx gives the following message: "unknown
>error".
>
>When trying to connect with IE6 to a FTP server, nothing happens, and after
>several seconds a window pops-up: "the page cannot be displayed". Using a
>download manager is of no help, as the FTP server is unaccessible.
>
>I can connect to any HTPP server, no problem at all.

Is there a firewall between you and the net? If so, take a look at
that and see whether it's blocking FTP packets.

--
Tim Slattery
MS MVP(DTS)
Slattery_T@bls.gov
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Anonymous
July 21, 2005 7:56:18 PM

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"Tim Slattery" <Slattery_T@bls.gov> wrote in message
news:mjusd1heeh521qiql3pv4eido5d1udr4mt@4ax.com...
> "Juan Moreira" <Juan@salta.ar> wrote:
>
>>The command C:\ftp ftp.server.xxx gives the following message: "unknown
>>error".
>>
>>When trying to connect with IE6 to a FTP server, nothing happens, and
>>after
>>several seconds a window pops-up: "the page cannot be displayed". Using a
>>download manager is of no help, as the FTP server is unaccessible.
>>
>>I can connect to any HTPP server, no problem at all.
>
> Is there a firewall between you and the net? If so, take a look at
> that and see whether it's blocking FTP packets.
>
> --
> Tim Slattery
> MS MVP(DTS)
> Slattery_T@bls.gov

Only Windows Firewall, but disabling it does not help
I tried also Galen's advices, to no avail: An FTP client, and enabling in IE
Pasive connections.

But the problem, I think is not in the browser, because there is "unknown
error" even for the following command line:
C:\ftp localhost

Thank you for any additional advise.
Juan
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 7:56:19 PM

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"Juan Moreira" <Juan@salta.ar> wrote:

>> Is there a firewall between you and the net? If so, take a look at
>> that and see whether it's blocking FTP packets.

>Only Windows Firewall, but disabling it does not help
>I tried also Galen's advices, to no avail: An FTP client, and enabling in IE
>Pasive connections.

>But the problem, I think is not in the browser, because there is "unknown
>error" even for the following command line:
>C:\ftp localhost

I think that only happens because there's no FTP server on your own
machine ("localhost"), so no connection can be established. I get the
same thing, but I can use the FTP command-line tool to connect to
other services.

One caveat on the command-line tool: it uses *only* active mode. At
home I have a broadband connection with a router that I connect two
computers to. Since the command-line FTP tool uses active mode, it
does not work in this environment. I can connect to a host, but I
cannot get a file from it. Using a GUI tool that supports passive mode
(WS-FTP LE) works fine.

Having said all that, I don't know what's stopping you from
connecting.

--
Tim Slattery
MS MVP(DTS)
Slattery_T@bls.gov
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