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Anonymous FTP

How do I use anonymous FTP? I cannot find a tick box or place to specify "login anonymously" option, though the host is set to use FTP.

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anonymous does not work

I'm trying to connect to a public ftp site that I have accessed for years using Filezilla and other ftp apps.

Just found WinSCP and really like it, but when I try to connect to this site I only get:

Connection failed.
Syntax error in parameters or arguments.

All I'm doing is entering the ftp site, the port number 21 and anonymous for user name and leaving password blank.

Must be doing something dumb !

cheers Dave

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Re: anonymous does not work

DavePorter wrote:

Just found WinSCP and really like it, but when I try to connect to this site I only get:

Connection failed.
Syntax error in parameters or arguments.
Please post a full log file showing the problem.

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You can use anon FTP

I used this when scripting using synchronize command for anonymous FTP:

open ftp://anonymous:@wireless.fcc.gov

Notice the 'anonymous' user name before the colon, nothing between the : and @ means the password is left blank. Without this the script halts. I think FTP should not halt, or a new option to open should be created to use anon instead of requiring authentication syntax for sites that don't require any authentication (public data).

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Re: You can use anon FTP

yzorg wrote:

I used this when scripting using synchronize command for anonymous FTP:

open ftp://anonymous:@wireless.fcc.gov

Notice the 'anonymous' user name before the colon, nothing between the : and @ means the password is left blank. Without this the script halts. I think FTP should not halt, or a new option to open should be created to use anon instead of requiring authentication syntax for sites that don't require any authentication (public data).
Thanks for your post.

This issue is being tracked already:
https://winscp.net/tracker/show_bug.cgi?id=653
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