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Can't open ftp site from browser, but can from cmd line.

Hello,

I cannot seem to open an FTP site in my browser.  It prompts for the username and pass but when I enter it, I get a page cannot be found error.

It works fine from the command line.  Does anyone have any suggestions on this?

- Chris
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and235100Commented:
Firstly - have you tried different ftp sites from your browser?
What browser are you using?

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and235100Commented:
What I meant was - what version of IE - 6 or 7?
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and235100Commented:
Check out your hosts file:
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hostsfaq.htm

Is the ftp site you are attempting to connect to listed - and/or got another address next to it - such as loopback.
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war1Commented:
Greetings caw01 !

1. Clear your DNS cache.  Go to Start > Run and type CMD
and hit OK.
At the command prompt, type ipconfig /flushDNS
and hit OK. Then test.

2. Clear your cache.  Go to Tools > Internet Options > General tab.  Under Temporary Internet Files, click "Delete Files" button. Also click "Delete Cookies" button. Click OK.

3. If you are using Internet Explorer, check if the site is restricted or blocked.  Go to Tools > Internet Options > Security. Hightlight Restricted Sites and see if the blocked site is located there.

Also under Content tab > Content Advisor, check if the site is restricted there. Remove it.

Also, under Security tab, add the website to your trusted zone.

4. Check if antispyware, antivirus, or firewall is blocking the website.

Hope this helps, war1
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CircleblueCommented:
Have you tried another FTP client..  IE is notoriously unreliable with FTP sites in my experience.  
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caw01Author Commented:
No I haven't tried any other clients.  Its for one of our users and IE would work best for him since it would be the easiest to use, but...  I guess once I walk him through the manual process, it won't matter much.  

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war1Commented:
caw01, did you try the suggestions that I posted above?
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caw01Author Commented:
I did.  Still was not able to get it to work.  He was not able to connect to any ftp site.  I just walked him through the command line process...
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