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no ftp connect: "Invalid address syntax"

#1 Post by fatblueduck » 2005-09-12 03:14

hi,

I'm trying to connect to the server at my school. I've connected to the server using gftp on linux, but I'm not able to do it with filezilla on windowsxp.

I enter the address "ftp://cdepauw@heart.cecs.csulb.edu" along with my password and username. Filezilla does not connect and instead it reports that I have an invalid address syntax.

When my teacher advised my class to purchase an ftp client application I spoke up and recommended filezilla instead. Now my reputation might be on the line because of people not being able to connect.

thanks

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Re: no ftp connect: "Invalid address syntax"

#2 Post by TheAngryPenguin » 2005-09-12 03:38

fatblueduck wrote:I enter the address "ftp://cdepauw@heart.cecs.csulb.edu" along with my password and username. Filezilla does not connect and instead it reports that I have an invalid address syntax.
"ftp://" = the protocol being used, FTP in this case (other indicators include "http://", "gopher://", "telnet://")

"cdepauw@" = the username used to connect to the FTP server. Note that you can also include the password after the username by separating each with a colon, like "ftp://cdepauw:password@heart.cecs.csulb.edu"

"heart.cecs.csulb.edu" = the host to connect to

So, in FileZilla, just use "heart.cecs.csulb.edu" for the host (or address) and not the entire "ftp://cdepauw@heart.cecs.csulb.edu" string. In all honesty, it would be totally pimp-tight if FZ could automagically process this information. I smell a feature request around the corner...

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#3 Post by botg » 2005-09-12 08:53

It's a bug, thanks for reporting. I'll fix it soon.

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#4 Post by fatblueduck » 2005-09-12 10:15

actually filezill does automate the address syntax for correctness. Still, it doesn't connect and it gives that syntax error message

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#5 Post by eddan » 2005-09-12 15:52

Still after installing FZ 2.2.16 released today?

Release notes:
https://sourceforge.net/project/shownot ... _id=355924
Download:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfil ... e_id=15149

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#6 Post by fatblueduck » 2005-09-12 20:00

Well thanks. I'm not able to try out the new filezilla right now because, but I'll trust that everything works and I'll send my teacher the link to the filezilla homepage

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#7 Post by TheAngryPenguin » 2005-09-12 20:34

My apologies -- I didn't realize that FZ was now able to parse URLs. Great job! I have confirmed that there are no parsing errors in 2.2.16 with URLs in the format of:

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ftp://username:password@ftp.example.com
However, I have noticed that it's not parsing any directories after the domain name. Not sure if this is by design, but

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ftp://username:password@ftp.example.com/public_html
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ftp://username:password@ftp.example.com/public_html/
spit out the following error:

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Response:	550 Can't change directory to /public_html(/): No such file or directory
Error:	Could not retrieve directory listing

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#8 Post by Xerxes » 2005-09-13 19:41

I still can´t get this to work. But...in my case the host is an IP-adress..should this matter ?

/Xerxes

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#9 Post by botg » 2005-09-13 20:37

Should work fine.

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