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command not understood error message (3 posts)

  • Started 18 years ago by littleqdesigns
  • Latest reply 18 years ago from littleqdesigns
  • littleqdesigns Member

    I'm trying to upload a file and I keep getting the following message -
    Fetch could not put "file name" because the FTP server sent an unexpected response. Server responsed "Command not understood"

    Any ideas?

    Posted 18 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    When you use the Put command, change the setting of the "If a file already exists:" menu to "Replace existing file". Do not use "Pick a different name".

    When this menu is set to "Pick a different name", Fetch sends the "STOU" command to the server (asking the server to give your file a unique name to make sure it does not replace an existing file). Some servers do not support the "STOU" command, and give these errors as a result.

    Let us know if this does not fix the problem. Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 18 years ago #

  • littleqdesigns Member

    That did the trick!
    Thank you.

    Posted 18 years ago #


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