Monday, January 30, 2006

FTP transfer at Yahoo

Have tried 2 times ftp transfer of files, both not very successful.

It appears that it doesn't like large batch of files or folders during transfer. Today found out that the naming convention is somewhat funny because I got critical transfer error when a folder is transferred if the folder name isn't allowed. It says

must contain only ASCII letters (a-z,A-Z), digits (0-9), underscore, dot and dash.
Response: 553-Names must not start with a dot (.) or dash (-).
Response: 553-For additional info please visit:
Response: 553-See http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/webhosting/gftp/


E.g. I tried sending folder wp-backup-1.7, it failed because folder name wasn't OK I guess. I then created a folder named wpbackup17, have all files within it transferred then manually changed folder name to wp-backup-1.7, it was OK surprisingly. I have to ask Yahoo why?

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