September 12, 2004
File transfer programs
For two-plus years I've been using Ipswitch's WS_FTP95LE program without a hitch, and suddenly it doesn't work. It's long since been labeled a legacy program and unsupported, but that never mattered much, as it always worked. Now, however, no matter what I've tried, it tries to connect to a 0.0.0.0 address and fails (understandably). I've tried using the correct IP address, using ftp.domain.com, closing/re-opening, etc., and nothing works.
There are other freebies out there (notably Core FTP), so I'm not without options, but I sure am puzzled by the sudden failure of a program which has worked for a long long time. Anyone ever run into this?
Posted by Linkmeister at September 12, 2004 04:32 PM
Don't know what has caused your problem, but fwiw I use FTP Explorer and really like it. It's got a Windows Explorer-like interface which makes it very easy to use. Just FYI.
I don't know what your problem is, either, but I use Filezilla for my ftp needs.
I like FTP Explorer, too, on the PC.
I'm using WSFTP-Pro for Windows 95 and NT and it still works just fine.
Charles, Scott...I downloaded FTP Explorer and had no trouble getting into my server. Thanks for the tip.
Being the ornery sort I am, I'd still like to know what went wrong, but it's nice to have an alternative.
I've been using WS-FTP LE (version 5.08) for a couple of years. Just checked, and it's working fine.
I think it's a still TBD server issue, N.
Check your firewall settings. If you recently did an update of the firewall software, or Windows, that may have blocked the outgoing port. Just a thought, ;-)