Wednesday, November 09, 2005

General FTP Errors Explained

Q) How do I use FTP Links?

A) Though most browsers that are relatively new will handle them alright, we recommend downloading a standalone FTP Client. Try CuteFTP

Q) What do I do with RAR and ISO Files?

A) RAR files and ISO files are both extractable archives. You can extract them both with WinRAR, which is what we recommend. There are other programs that will do the same though, including WinISO.

Q) The Link isn't working! I get an Error 421 when I try to connect!

A) When connecting to an FTP server, an error 421 means that there are currently too many users connected.
This means that the link is indeed working, but that you must wait for someone to disconnect. You must get very lucky to connect to a heavily trafficked server like this.

Q) The Link isn't working! It says '404 - File Not Found'

A) Sometimes, files are taken off the server after they are being hosted.
If you encounter a dead link you can report the link to a moderator, and the topic will be closed.

Q) The Link isn't working! I get an Error 331 when I try to connect!

A) It means the link you clicked did not provide a password. If the thread poster does not specify the password, I'm afraid you are out of luck... Unless you have some hacking skills

Here is a complete list of the various FTP error codes.

331 User name okay, need password.
332 Need account for login.
350 Requested file action pending further information.
404 File Not Found
421 Service not available, closing control connection, too many users
425 Can't open data connection.
426 Connection closed, transfer aborted.
450 Requested file action not taken. File unavailable (e.g., file busy).
451 Requested action aborted, local error in processing.
452 Requested action not taken. Insufficient storage space in system.
500 Syntax error, command unrecognized.
501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments.
502 Command not implemented.
503 Bad sequence of commands.
504 Command not implemented for that parameter.
530 User not logged in.
532 Need account for storing files.
550 Requested action not taken. File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access).
552 Requested file action aborted, storage allocation exceeded
553 Requested action not taken. Illegal file name.

Hope this helps..

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