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FTP Batch File Password issue

Last Modified: 2013-11-29
I have read through a few scripts for simple Unattended FTP scripts that doesn't require additional applications, but I can't seem to get the server that I am logging into to accept the password.

The following script successfully logs into the ftp server & accepts the login, but I can't seem to get it to recognize the password. I am executing this from Windows 2003 Server connecting to a sun64 FTP server if this helps.

BAT File Code:
ftp -s:ftpparams.txt

The ftpparams.txt File Code:
open ftp.dnb.com
user {userID} {password}
cd gets
get {filename}

Note: I replace {password} & {username} with the actual id & password without the brackets.

I have also tried putting the password on the second line (which was a reach). I tried pass {password}, password {password}, /{password}. No luck. Does anyone see a problem or have an idea on what to try? I would like to keep this in a batch file & not have to install 3rd party tools unless it's required. Other people have been able to get this to work. I imagine that I should be able to as well.
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