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Thread: FTP help

  1. #1

    FTP help


    i've installed iis from the win xp cd to my pc and am using the ftp.
    I have windows xp pro
    I set it up good and its working well, but i can only conect to the server
    by ip. I'd like to connect by domain name, but i have no luck cause when i enter the name it give me a message saying : windows cannot acces this folder ,make sure you typed the file name correctly and that you have permission to access the folder.

    any expert out there can help me plZ !!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Unimatrix Zero-one
    You need to edit your host file on the XP computer to point to your FTP server. Navigate to your system32\drivers\etc folder in your Windows directory and edit your host file like this:

    IPaddress of FTP server FTP server domain name

    Save and exit.

    If that fails checkout this post.

    Hope this helps
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  3. #3


    sorry but i did not understand can u explain again plz cause im not very clever, ok i went in the drivers folder but what is the host file and how do i edit it because i cant even open any file in that folder because they are different formats

    thanks again

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    The Mountain State
    Right click on the file hosts (may be spelled HOSTS) and select Open with...choose Notepad, then do the edits, save and exit.
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