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Is this a real ftp site? (2 posts)
- Started 9 years ago by GRoll
- Latest reply 9 years ago from Scott McGuire
A print company gave me their ftp address as:
ftp://xx.xxx.xxx.x ("x" being numbers)
Fetch says ftp sites only use certain characters (no ://). The print company says theirs does.
Scott McGuire Administrator
What the print company gave you is an FTP site's <i>URL</i>; what you enter in Fetch's New Connection dialog is the FTP site's <i>hostname[/] or [i]IP address</i>. (If it's letters, it's a hostname, if it's numbers, it's an IP address.)
You're probably more familiar with web URLs, which look like this:
The stuff before the :// specifies what kind of service to use to connect to the server (HTTP for web, FTP for FTP), and the stuff after the :// is the actual address of the server.
So both are "addresses" of a sort, they're just used in different contexts.
You should enter only the numbers part of what they gave you (leave out the "ftp://" part) into the Hostname field in Fetch, and then you should be able to connect successfully to their server.
Let us know if this doesn't work, or if you have more questions.
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