How to connect to FTP using IP address?

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How to connect to FTP using IP address?

#1 Post by ZKM128 » 2020-06-20 10:20

Hello,

I've been using the FIlezilla FTP clients for many years and I really like this one.
I just moved my web server to another hosting provider, finished setting up the FTP site and I've changed the DNS settings for A record etc. but the domain propagation is not yet complete and I need to connect to the new web server's FTP site using the IP address at the moment. I cannot use ftp.example.com as the host name because the domain propagation is not yet complete.
In Filezilla client, after entering my new web server's IP address as the host, I could connect to the FTP site but I cannot login to the FTP site because after entering the Username as XXX.XX.XX.XXX|Username I get the error - 530 Valid hostname is expected
So,... what is the correct way of entering the username, if I am using the IP address as the host?

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Re: How to connect to FTP using IP address?

#2 Post by boco » 2020-06-20 22:30

Try using the original username (with the hostname, not IP). The IP is only required in the Host field in FileZilla, to skip DNS resolving.
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Re: How to connect to FTP using IP address?

#3 Post by ZKM128 » 2020-06-21 00:30

Thank you, it works now

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