I get errors accessing a Windows NT FTP Server from a non Internet Explorer browser.

A. If you run the Microsoft FTP Server Service then you may find problems accessing an area other than the root from a non Internet Explorer browser. This is because most other FTP Servers use the UNIX type naming conventions and that is what browsers such as Netscape expect, however the Microsoft FTP service outputs using dos naming conventions. This can be resolved by forcing the FTP server service to use Unix conventions rather than dos

  1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
  2. Move to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ftpsvc\Parameters
  3. If the value MsdosDirOutput exists double click on it and set it to 0, click OK
  4. If it does not exist from the Edit menu select New - DWord value and enter the name MsdosDirOutput and click OK, then perform step 3

You will need to stop and start the FTP server service for this change to take effect (Start - Settings - Control Panel - Services - FTP Service - stop - start)


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