Connect to FTP

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Fri Feb 25 19:03:57 CET 2011


On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 6:37 AM, foo bar <sofstouki at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I am trying to put together a script (Python 2.5, windows xp) that connects to an ftp server and retrieves/uploads files.
>
> I am sure what I have put together is completely insufficient and I get the errors:
>
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "C:\Documents and Settings\\Desktop\FTPDownload.py", line 19, in <module>
>     ftp.login('username', 'password')
>   File "C:\Python25\lib\ftplib.py", line 373, in login
>     if resp[0] == '3': resp = self.sendcmd('PASS ' + passwd)
>   File "C:\Python25\lib\ftplib.py", line 241, in sendcmd
>     return self.getresp()
>   File "C:\Python25\lib\ftplib.py", line 216, in getresp
>     raise error_perm, resp
> error_perm: 530 User username cannot log in.
>
> The script I have so far is :
>
> from ftplib import FTP
> def handleDownload(block):
>     file.write(block)
>     print ".",
>
> ftp = FTP('servername')
> # Log in to the server
> print 'Logging in.'
> # Specify username and password
> ftp.login('username', 'password')
> print ftp.login()
> directory = '/test/ftp/'
> # Change to that directory.
> print 'Changing to ' + directory
> ftp.cwd(directory)
> # Print the contents of the directory
> ftp.retrlines('LIST')
>
>
> but i cannot even connect to the FTP not to mention upload/download anything...So any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Looks like your username-password pair is invalid. Have you checked
whether your credentials work using another FTP client? Have you
checked whether you need to securely login using TLS?

Cheers,
Chris



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