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I am running an ftp server on my PC. I opened Windows Explorer and navigated to: I connect and the servers root directory files are displayed, great.

However, from cmd prompt I am unable to successfully ftp into the server.

C:\>ftp ftp.localhost
Unknown host ftp.localhost.
ftp> bye

C:\>ftp ftp://localhost
Unknown host ftp://localhost.
ftp> bye

Unknown host

Any suggestions?

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Should I delete this question? –  Tommy Jan 20 '10 at 2:28

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Try ftp localhost (without the ftp://)

ftp localhost
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Thanks. That did it. –  Tommy Jan 20 '10 at 2:20
then accept the answer –  akira Jan 21 '10 at 6:07

ANSWER: "C:\>ftp localhost"

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