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#1 kharley

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 06:26 PM

What is an FTP port and if it's giving me trouble how do I fix it. I ran a test to see if there were Winsock errors in windows but the error was unknown. I just want to know what it is and how to repair the problem.PLEASE help Thank you.

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#2 Doug

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:31 AM

FTP - File Transport Protocol is a mechanism ordinarily used to Upload and Manage data and media files on the owner/users WebPage. In some other circumstances FTP may be used to communicate data in NewsGroups

Browsers like IE, Firefox, and Opera are assigned a "Port" through which they communicate with the internet, ususally Port 8180.

Since FTP is used for specific other communication, it is generally assigned to a different "Port".
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I ran a test to see if there were Winsock errors in windows but the error was unknown.


What "test" did you run and what was the specific Error Message?

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 11:32 PM

I was told to go to start, run, type ftp 127.0.0.1 but it just gave me an unknown error, which is supposed to be normal.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 08:56 AM

Hi kharley, Not sure what that was supposed to "test". That numerical address is reserved as the loop-back home address of any individual computer. Type that number (127.0.0.1) into any browser on any machine in the world and you will get a 404 Error "This page cannot be displayed". It's often used in the Host File to prevent browsing to known-bad sites. I don't think I'm being of much use to you here with the above information. Can you tell us a little more about what you are experiencing and what you are trying to accomplish. Best Regards
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 03:18 PM

I am trying to get a software I downloaded and installed to run and was told that the ftp port was blocking it. I have DSL through my phone company and I was trying to get help from them and the How to check for winsock error in windows was their idea. I get you have to be connected to the internet everytime I try to run the software but i'm always connected. This was supposed to tell me if there were problems with the ftp so maybe I could find out why this software will run on anybodys computer but mine, I hope this helps you, Thank you.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 03:44 PM

Try clearing your Domain Name Service Start - Run - (type)cmd A DOS like box will appear with a blinking cursor. At the Blinking cursor, please type: ipconfig /flushDNS <-- please note the required space before the "/"
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