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Hi Guys,

I am trying to extract the file names listed in a FTP server with the following set of code:-

FtpWebRequest request = (FtpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create("");
request.Method = WebRequestMethods.Ftp.ListDirectory;
request.Method = WebRequestMethods.Ftp.ListDirectory;
request.Credentials = new NetworkCredential(FtpUserName, FtpPasswor);
// exception {"The remote server returned an error: (550) File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)."} is thrown in following statement
FtpWebResponse response = (FtpWebResponse)request.GetResponse(); 
Stream responseStream = response.GetResponseStream();
StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(responseStream);
Console.WriteLine("Directory List Complete, status {0}", response.StatusDescription);

Can you please assist where I am going wrong ?
Posted 22-Apr-11 1:48am
Updated 22-Apr-11 2:43am
E.F. Nijboer 22-Apr-11 8:03am
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Solution 1

Try connecting directly using the FTP command line client or another FTP client with those credentials. See if you can connect. If you cannot, then that's what you need to fix first.

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