Contribute uses FTP in some specific methods to increase performance and information out of a server. These operations test the server to see if it behaves in a way that is compatible with Contribute. It's likely that these test uncover most server problems that you run into.
These logical tests require you to issue raw FTP commands to the server. The commands used in the steps above are "user friendly" commands. The command line client translatles them into the low-level FTP command and then sends them to the server. To issue a raw command to the FTP server, prepend your command with the "literal" keyword on Windows and "quote" on Mac OS X. For example, to execute a raw "change directory" command, type the following into the Command Prompt or Terminal. (The server response shows as code, and the portion you type appears as highlighted code.)
- On Windows:ftp>literal CWD name_of_directory
- On Mac OS X:ftp>quote CWD name_of_directory
The examples given below are all using the Windows "literal" keyword. If you are on the Mac, replace "literal" with "quote" for your commands.