Angela: There are usually 2 ports involved for the FTP server. As suggested here already, you need to have the FTP server "listening" on a specific port. In FTP, one port is used for the control session and the other for the data transfer. I think by default ports 21/20 are used for standards FTP. Also, you mention this is a .bat file. That confuses me. In order for FTP from a PC in a batch type mode, I have always keyed my FTP script into a file, and then written a small .bat file that uses the Windows FTP client.... you initiate it by issuing the following DOS command ftp -s:filename (the filename contains your FTP script) cjg Carl J. Galgano EDI Consulting Services, Inc. 550 Kennesaw Avenue, Suite 800 Marietta, GA 30060 (770) 422-2995 - voice (419) 730-8212 - fax mailto:email@example.com http://www.ediconsulting.com AS400 EDI, Networking, E-Commerce and Communications Consulting and Implementation http://www.icecreamovernight.com Premium Ice Cream Brands shipped Overnight FREE AS/400 Timesharing Service - http://www.ediconsulting.com/timeshare.html "You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know" - rw -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Angela Wawrzaszek Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2002 2:48 PM To: Midrange Mail List (E-mail) Subject: FTP to a port number on a computer My ultimate goal is to be able from an outside source FTP to a server at our business. We have several companies and we would like them to all send there files to a specific folder. This process should be able to be automated. I created a bat program that would FTP to an IP ( the IP specified is internal, once I get that working I will try to use do this with the external IP from home.) The default port for TCP/IP is 21, I would like to go to port 20. Here is my bat pgm. open 192.168.0.245  user password put \\root\home\file.txt newfile.txt quit It gives me an error of invalid port number. If I remove the port number I can run this from DOS, put it puts my file to the default port. My .bat program will not run, it tells me invalid login. I can do the FTP from an HTML address line. Anyone know what I am doing wrong or another way to send a txt file to another sever ( with the idea that to some it will not be an internal server) Thanks!!! Angela Wawrzaszek Nucor Steel Auburn INC. Programmer/Analyst (315) 258 4205 firstname.lastname@example.org _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-Lemail@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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