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No (To) Entry in FTP Causes an Exception Error

Article ID: 101923

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1

This article was previously published under Q101923


In Windows NT, using an Open command in FTP with no (TO) entry causes an exception error in FTP.EXE.


When the FTP service receives the OPEN command, it is trying to open a service (virtual port) to another computer. It is expecting either a host server name, or an actual IP address, such as By providing nothing at the (To) prompt, you should receive an error message stating that the FTP connection timed out because it could not find the host server you specified.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 3.1 and Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

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