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October 27, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Trying to use the FTP Module, to create a connection to an FTP server. and I pretty much the same error message each time I run command.

PS >Set-FTPConnection -Credentials $MyCred -Server

Set-FTPConnection : Exception calling "GetResponse" with "0" argument(s): "Unable to connect to the remote server"
At line:1 char:1
+ Set-FTPConnection -Credentials $MyCred -Server
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorException,Set-FTPConnection

I've tried all manner of command parameters etc.

I didn't know if there was a way to unpack the response so as to find out where the problem lies?
I don't know if there is some way to view the credentials from Set-Credential to verify what is being passed for name and password?

I can access the FTP server without problems using Filezilla and PSFTP (the Putty FTP command line file).


October 27, 2014 at 12:17 pm

You'd probably need to contact whoever wrote that module for support. However, "Unable to connect to the remote server" generally indicates a simple connection failure, not anything to do with authentication. When you connect to the server with filezilla, what URL do you use? is it just "" ?

October 27, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Not even the ftp prefix..... just

Yup...nothing too fancy. Here are the results form the FileZilla command window...

Connecting to
Response: fzSftp started
Command: open "bas@" 22
Command: Pass: ********
Status: Connected to
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: cd "/home/web/html/store/images/fy2014/Kids-Shop"
Response: New directory is: "/home/web/html/store/images/fy2014/Kids-Shop"
Command: ls