Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#5036 closed Bug report (rejected)

Making Filezilla more intelligent than the user.

Reported by: Sergio Abreu Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: host address connection Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: Window XP

Description

I got disapointed to discover that the "Host" field in Filezilla Site Manager DOES NOT accept the string "ftp." preceding the domain.

MOST FAMOUS ftp clients as Cute FTP, allow you to use this syntax for HOST: "ftp.site.com" BUT filezilla seems to be unable to connect just because of this "ignorable" redundance in the HOST typed.

I believe that with a few lines of code you could ignore "ftp." or even alert the user: "Please inform only the domain!" what makes no sense, because if the program noticed that the user input has "ftp." in the beginning, it should simply remove internally by code and SIMPLY CONNECT SUCCESSFULLY.

I am starting to use Filezilla (as I am Open Source lover) but I found it so ridiculous that the program DOESN'T connect JUST because you wrote "ftp." before the domain, because MOST ftp programs accept this and it is NOT incorrect.

I didn't test it on Linux, so I can not afirm that the behaviour is Windows-only or not.

Please add this little intelligence in Filezilla, it is so bad that the program is unable to see that "ftp.site.com" is the ftp of "site.com"

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Tim Kosse

Resolution: rejected
Status: newclosed

Hostnames do not carry semantic meaning. Not only are example.com and ftp.example.com two different hosts, they can even point to entirely different IP addresses.

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 11 years ago by Sergio Abreu

Replying to codesquid:

Hostnames do not carry semantic meaning. Not only are example.com and ftp.example.com two different hosts, they can even point to entirely different IP addresses.

I agree with you, but still has a problem: why PING says to me (doing in the console) that mysite.com is the same as ftp.mysite.com AND filezilla says that it cannot connect. PING programm has different (I say better) than Filezilla so ?

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by Tim Kosse

Please attach some logs from both FileZilla as well as PING using each of the used hostnames.

comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 11 years ago by Sergio Abreu

Replying to codesquid:

Please attach some logs from both FileZilla as well as PING using each of the used hostnames.

Sirs

Probably the problem I related happened due to a temporary fail in the ftp server/configuration, maintenance, etc.

I tried to clean the Site Manager and inform other ftp.othersite.com that I have, and Filezilla did all the correct things.

Now it is working normally even with "ftp." string as I said.

Sorry for any disturb, but it just happened to me, and when I took off "ftp." from hostname string it connected, so, I thought it was a Filezilla weakness.

Thanks for the attention, and now I can say that filezilla is great, as it allow you to use "ftp.site.com" normally as all famous ftp programs do.

Best Regards

Sergio Abreu

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