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We are having a strange problem. We've created FTP user accounts and the associated Virtual Folder in IIS on a Windows 2000 server. We can FTP to the server and run DIR and get results. If we CD to the folder where the files and run a DIR we get the message The parameter is incorrect. The LS command works but the LS -L command does not. All other commands work except for DIR. I've pasted the results below. Any idea? It's not happening on all of our Servers, just a couple.

Thank you.

ftp> dir
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
11-09-06  01:47PM       <DIR>          New Folder
11-09-06  01:48PM                    0 New Text Document.txt
11-09-06  01:47PM                    0 Text Document.txt
226 Transfer complete.
ftp: 171 bytes received in 0.00Seconds 171000.00Kbytes/sec.
ftp> cd ftpradt
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> dir
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
550 .: The parameter is incorrect.
ftp> ls
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list.
CMS_RRA_ftp.txt
CMS_RRA_ftp_fix.txt
CMS_RRA_ftpold.txt
test.txt
226 Transfer complete.
ftp: 68 bytes received in 0.00Seconds 68000.00Kbytes/sec.
ftp> ls -l
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
550 -l: The parameter is incorrect.
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by:RubenvdLinden
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It might be NTFS-permissions.
Please try this:

- Open Windows Explorer on your FTP server
- Right-click the folder which causes problems and click Properties
- Choose the Security tab
- Check if the FTP user accounts have 'List Folder Contents' and 'Read' rights on the filesystem, if not add them.

I hope this helps
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by:SysExpert
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Also, are you sure windows supports

ls -l

I hope this helps !
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by:sirbounty
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doubtful it's permissions, but maybe long file names?
try

dir *.txt

and see if only test.txt is returned
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by:cabloss
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Permissions are fine. DIR and LS- l works fine after first logging on to the server. It's once you do a CD that it stops working. Still is confusing us to no end.

Take a look again.

ftp> dir (connected at the root)
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
11-09-06  01:47PM       <DIR>          New Folder
11-09-06  01:48PM                    0 New Text Document.txt
11-09-06  01:47PM                    0 Text Document.txt
226 Transfer complete.
ftp: 171 bytes received in 0.00Seconds 171000.00Kbytes/sec.

ftp> ls -l
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
11-09-06  01:47PM       <DIR>          New Folder
11-09-06  01:48PM                    0 New Text Document.txt
11-09-06  01:47PM                    0 Text Document.txt
226 Transfer complete.
ftp: 171 bytes received in 0.00Seconds 171000.00Kbytes/sec.

ftp> cd ftpradt
250 CWD command successful.

ftp> dir
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
550 .: The parameter is incorrect.

ftp> ls -l
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
550 -l: The parameter is incorrect.

ftp> ls
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list.
CMS_RRA_ftp.txt
CMS_RRA_ftp_fix.txt
CMS_RRA_ftpold.txt
test.txt
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by:cabloss
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Actually I just figured it out. It seem it doens't like FTP in the file name.
Thanks.
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