FTP problems

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Fri Dec 10 14:02:40 EST 2010


Folks,

There is nothing magical about browsers opening FTP servers. Just like we
can put URL, so can browsers. The trick is knowing which protocol to use. If
you access a URL with ftp://... then you will be doing FTP if you access the
same server using http://... then you will be looking for a web interface.
Some FTP servers will listen at the FTP port and will also listen on Web
ports and present a Web interface. Some browsers will be able to negotiate
data with an FTP server and present it to you as if the server had a Web
interface when it does not (chrome does this).

When doing URL stuff in LiveCode it is always helpful to set a log field
during the development phase. Use:

    libURLSetLogField <the long id of some field>

Then you will be able to see everything that goes behind the scenes of
libURL.

On the current thread of the given FTP URL being inaccessible from LiveCode
it is due to the server rejecting the PASS command...

andre



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