C#.NET FTP Request Error

Posted on 2008-10-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am running the following code:

//Set up the FTP connection
FtpWebRequest ftpRequest = (FtpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(strFtpUri);
ftpRequest.Credentials = new NetworkCredential(strFtpLogin, strFtpPassword);

//Initiate the request and read the response
FtpWebResponse ftpResponse = (FtpWebResponse)ftpRequest.GetResponse();
Stream ftpResponseStream = ftpResponse.GetResponseStream();
StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(ftpResponseStream, System.Text.Encoding.UTF8);

This works fine on my client but when I run it on Windows Server 2008 I recieve an error @ line:
--  FtpWebResponse ftpResponse = (FtpWebResponse)ftpRequest.GetResponse();

The error states "The Remote Name Could Not Be Resolved".  Any ideas?
Question by:CipherIS
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Author Comment

ID: 22767702
I think the issues is Windows Server 2008 is not allowing connection to the FTP site.  Will check.
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by:Anurag Thakur
ID: 22768505
the following link gives a perfect coding sample fo ftp file upload and download
i am already using the code from this sample in my windows service on windows 2008 server
hope it helps

Author Comment

ID: 22768704
Nope.  Still does not work.
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Author Comment

ID: 22768727
Nope.  Still does not work.  Works on the client but on Windows Server 2008 it is not working.  Any ideas?
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by:Anurag Thakur
ID: 22770883
can you please share your code and the parameters you are passing to connect to the ftp website
the error says could not resolve ftp - to me it means that you are just passing ftp as the ftp site name and not the fully qualified name
more details will definitely help

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CipherIS earned 0 total points
ID: 22786222
It was the set up of the Windows 2008 server that prevented the FTP connection.

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