Weird FTP listing/downloading problem

Discussion in 'FTP' started by AndySanderson, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Hi,

    I have set up FTP via Core FTP LE and although I can upload files to my site, when I look at them in the remote folder I see a very strange filename display that I have never seen before, such as:

    "group 3155 Dec 30 2010 Winhostdefault.htm"

    ... and when I try to download such a file, I get "file not found". I guess that's not surprising if it thinks this is the filename.

    I have not been able to find a solution to this problem - any ideas?
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 14, 2015
  2. rum

    rum Winhost Staff

    Winhostdefault.htm is a default page that is placed to the root of new Winhost sites. You need to delete this page from the server once you upload your own default page.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 14, 2015
  3. Thanks, but that's not the point, and my default page already works fine.

    Anyway, how do I delete it? If I try, get this:

    DELE group 3155 Dec 30 2010 Winhostdefault.htm
    550 The system cannot find the file specified.
    227 Entering Passive Mode (96,31,35,33,19,220).
    Connect socket #800 to, port 5084...
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection.
    226 Transfer complete.
    Transferred 287 bytes in 0.327 seconds

    i.e. why I am I seeing "group 3155 Dec 30 2010 Winhostdefault.htm" as the filename in my FTP remote folder - surely it should be "Winhostdefault.htm" on its own.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 14, 2015
  4. David has advised me to use another FTP client. Filezilla works OK, so I assume this is a problem with Core FTP.
  5. Thanks for posting a follow-up.

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