I tried it through filezilla but didn't connect. Actually I am using an office PC. Many people have used that PC. Also my account is not an administrator account. I tried to connect using my Login Credentials! Do i need the Admin username and password for this?
Joined: Mar 22, 2005
So the problem then has nothing to do with the Java code - it is a general connection problem?
Joined: Jan 28, 2009
Please verify the ftp services are enabled in your windows machine.
For enabling FTP services in windows go through the following link
I followed the instruction and completed this task:
A. XP includes a built-in FTP service component that lets FTP clients connect to the machine and read or write files; however, this service doesn't install by default. To install the FTP service, perform the following steps:
1. Start the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs applet (go to Start, Control Panel, then click Add/Remove Programs).
2. Select Add/Remove Windows Components.
3. Select Internet Information Services (IIS), then click Details.
4. Select the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service check box, then click OK.
5. Click OK to close all dialog boxes.
Also, you may prefer the FileZilla FTP server over the IIS one. It's a bit easier to work with, especially with user accounts. IIS can only use the built-in Windows users, if I recall correctly.
Joined: Jan 28, 2009
In your windows machine open command prompt and type "ftp localhost". If it prompts for user name then that means you have successfully enabled the FTP Services and the problem is with the communication between two machines.
Try to ping your windows machine from the Sun OS machine from where you are executing the Java program. Also check your firewall settings.
Kindly ensure to use port "21"(Defalut FTP Port)
Joined: Mar 04, 2009
Apologies for the late reply.
Thanks Antany. I tried what you mentioned and its working. But the only thing is that which user name and password do i enter? The PC has several user accounts do i enter any of those details or is the FTP user name and password totally different?