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  • FTP Publishing Question

    How do you set up a profile to publish using FTP when the server's ftp is not set to the default port (21). It is set to port 20. I tried putting :20 behind the ip address but that did not work.
    Tommy Thompson
    Thompson Consulting Services
    Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256
    [email protected]

  • #2
    Re: FTP Publishing Question

    Could this be what you are looking for?

    Alpha Five Websites


    • #3
      Re: FTP Publishing Question

      No, that is the http port. I would think there would be a similar option under the FTP section. Thanks anyway
      Tommy Thompson
      Thompson Consulting Services
      Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256
      [email protected]


      • #4
        Re: FTP Publishing Question


        Did you ever determine how to do this? I am faced with the same situation and would appreciate knowing the solution.



        • #5
          Re: FTP Publishing Question

          No I did not. I used Net Drive and just used the mapped drive letter and told the Alpha publishing it was a Lan.
          Tommy Thompson
          Thompson Consulting Services
          Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256
          [email protected]


          • #6
            Re: FTP Publishing Question

            Your question on the port 20/21 is relevant to the ftp server, usually not to the ftp client (that is Alpha Five). Those ports are ports that the FTP server listens on. Port 21 is the listening port which is pretty much the standard.

            Sending a file from Alpha Five is something similar to this:
            'this assigns the basic parameters for sending.
            addr = ""
            usr = "username"
            psw = "password"
            srcfile = ui_get_file("SEND BACKUP FILE","*.ZIP",VAPP_PATH,"X")
            if srcfile = "" then
            goto quit
            end if
            destfile = srcfile
            'this is the actual ftp file send command.
            ftpresult = ftp_put_file(addr,usr,psw,srcfile,desfile,.f.,"Sending file")

            If the ftp server is using a different port as you mentioned, then I don't know if Alpha Five can handle it. I didn't see anything in the documentation that would allow for a FTP transfer to happen on a different port.

            Mike Reed
            Phoenix, AZ