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Is this a real ftp site? (2 posts)

  • Started 16 years ago by GRoll
  • Latest reply 16 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • GRoll Member

    A print company gave me their ftp address as: ("x" being numbers)

    Fetch says ftp sites only use certain characters (no ://). The print company says theirs does.

    Posted 16 years ago #

  • 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.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 16 years ago #


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