Reply 20 of 33, by sklawz
sklawz, Please can you tell me how to connect to that FTP site? I tried the following actions: […]
sklawz, Please can you tell me how to connect to that FTP site? I tried the following actions:
1. I launched Total Commander, an FTP program
2. Inside TC, I clicked on the "Net" drop down menu, and then selected the "FTP New connection" option.
3. Inside the FTP "Connect to" user input field, I typed in 126.96.36.199, then clicked the OK button.
For the Connect to (host or URL) user input field, do I just enter 188.8.131.52? When I click on OK, I get a No response / timeout error message. Thanks a lot for any help on this.
Edit: Partially solved. Instead of entering in 184.108.40.206, I entered in
And that worked, but only once. I left both password boxes blank, and just clicked OK for them. Also, the FTP directory folder area was blank when the connection succeeded. To get around that, I clicked on the .. button. Now I can see some folders to navigate. However, this method seems "hit and miss", because I tried this sequence of actions again, and I can't see any folders to navigate any more.
Edit 2: The problems I am having above may be because the FTP is either slow or unreliable or both. I waited a minute, and tried to refresh the FTP folders area so that I could see some folders to navigate, and that worked. I can now see and navigate the FTP folders.
Edit 3: Do I have to include Total Commander as an "exception", inside Windows firewall? Currently, I have no exceptions allowed.
Edit 4: After many attempts at connecting to this FTP site, and trying to navigate around the folders, I was finally able to download a file. I picked one at random. I was Video/Hercules/Disk1. I scanned the downloaded file called DISK1.ZIP with Avast, and according to this scanner, it contains a virus! The threat reported is Win32:CIH-C.
I used LFTP which is a command line client. in windows you
have a similar application called FTP in a command box. however,
it may not support passive mode of operation which you may need
if your router doesn't support regular ftp port triggering. it's
been a long time but i believe the two favourite windows clients
were cuteftp and WSftp many years ago.
no doubt you need to be cautious when using any FTP site or any
web site for that matter and I cannot vouch for anything outside
of my own control. btw, i logged in but couldn't find the file
you are referring to.