Microsoft KB Archive/172611

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FTP Client Fails to Suppress Remote Server Responses Using -V

Article ID: 172611

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172611


When you use the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client with the -v command-line option, the remote server responses may display even though they are supposed to be suppressed.


When using redirected input to the FTP command line, verbose mode has a default setting of OFF. In this scenario, the -v parameter toggles verbose mode to a setting of ON.


The only known workaround for this issue is to use separate commands for your processes. For example, when you need to execute the FTP client with redirected input, then do not use the -v parameter. When you need to execute the FTP client without the redirected input, then use the -v parameter to suppress the remote server responses.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 4.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

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