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The FTP server expects a valid host name

Problem

The FTP server expects a valid host name.

HRESULT error: FTPLIB_E_HOSTNAMEEXPECTED (0x80043117)

Cause

The FTP server supports virtual hosts and requires a valid host name before the user authentication can proceed.

Solution

Change the IP address to the server host name:

  1. menu: Favorites- Favorite Properties
  2. Go to the General dialog
  3. Change the host from the IP address to the server host name
  4. Go to the FTP - Connection dialog
  5. Change the Send FEAT option to Send before and after login
  6. Click OK to save the changes
  7. Reconnect to the server

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