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 address and fails (understandably). I've tried using the correct IP address, using, 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.

Posted by: Charles Kuffner at September 12, 2004 05:48 PM

I don't know what your problem is, either, but I use Filezilla for my ftp needs.

Posted by: Solonor at September 12, 2004 05:59 PM

I like FTP Explorer, too, on the PC.

Posted by: Scott at September 12, 2004 06:32 PM

I'm using WSFTP-Pro for Windows 95 and NT and it still works just fine.

Posted by: Karan at September 12, 2004 06:38 PM

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.

Posted by: Linkmeister at September 12, 2004 10:40 PM

I've been using WS-FTP LE (version 5.08) for a couple of years. Just checked, and it's working fine.

Posted by: N in Seattle at September 12, 2004 10:40 PM

I think it's a still TBD server issue, N.

Posted by: Linkmeister at September 12, 2004 11:01 PM

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, ;-)

Posted by: Crazy Neighbor Lady at September 13, 2004 01:32 AM