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Old 05-15-2008, 12:08 PM   #1
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How do I transfer files via vsFTPd

I set up vsFTPd and am able to login using Explorer typing ftp://username@ipadress in the address box, see the files and open them, but I do not know how to transfer files from a remote computer to the folder in the server.

If I go the the Page menu in Explorer and click on "Open FTP Site in windows Explorer" I get

"Windows cannot access this folder. Make sure you typed the file name correctly and that you have permission to access the folder.

220 (vsFTPd 2.0.5)
530 Permission denied."

If a try to create a network connection to the same directory, after enterying the ipAddress, username and password I get:

"Windows cannot access this folder. make sure you typed the file name correctly and that you have permission to access the folder

The connection with the server was reset"

Thank you.
Old 05-15-2008, 01:47 PM   #2
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How does it work if you just use a regular ftp client to do the job, before going on to more exciting choices like MS Explorer? You should be able to start up the Command line by running 'cmd' (Start -> Run, or just find it under Programs/Accessories or somewhere nearby) and then commanding
Fill in username and password and see if you get trough that way. If that doesn't work, the server is rejecting your login for some reason (permission problem or something?), but if that does work, it's just about your Explorer.
Old 05-15-2008, 02:50 PM   #3
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Thank you. I was able to transfer files using ftp commands in the cmd prompt (That was news for me). Any thoughts as to why I cannot create a network connection via ftp? Thank you again.
Old 05-15-2008, 03:06 PM   #4
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If you connected via the cmd line FTP then you are making a connection.
I'll suggest FireFox FTP. Free download and works great.
Like Bouncer suggested, it sounds like you just need a real FTP client.
Old 05-16-2008, 08:49 AM   #5
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FTP is working fine remotely; I even tried using MAC's monitor. Thank you for the assistance.


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