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    Hello All

    When I FTP files to one particular host that I use, the files always end up on the host server as zero byte files. But the problem is with one specific host. I can upload files to other hosts with no problems.

    I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. The FTP client software I have tried was RhinoSoft FTP Voyager, FireFTP plugin for Firefox, and Filezilla. All work fine for the other hosts to which I upload. But just with one particular host, every upload results in the file being transferred being saved as a 0 byte file on the host. .I've tried the transfers at home, where I have U-verse, and also at work, via my employer's network. I get the same results, successful transfers to all hosts except one particular host.

    I tested logging into the host using the ftp command in the Windows Command Prompt and using the "put" command. When I do that, the files transfer successfully.

    Does the fact that the files transfer correctly via the Windows command prompt, but transfer as 0 byte files via the ftp clients offer any clues as to what might be wrong?

    Thanks in advance for any ideas on this.

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    I would say that there is a problem on the HOST end and they need to look into it.
    Contact the failing host and see what they have to say.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Thanks for the response. I think the problem lies with host as well. However, the host server administrator has told me that he and another user have connected successfully using FTP clients, so they are at a loss for what is causing the problem. Since it worked for them, I think they feel the problem must be on my end..

    I tested further this afternoon and learned that entering the ftp address in the Windows Explorer address window and connecingt that way, allows me to upload files - similar to how I have no problems uploading via a command prompt. I don't know enough about networking to know what elements an FTP client can introduce that transferfing files direclty from Windows does not.

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