The format of folder and file information transmitted using FTP varies from system to system. This information is used by the Distinct FTP Client to build the folder trees and file lists it displays. The Distinct FTP Client recognizes the formats transmitted by the FTP servers on many common types of system and can therefore display the file information for those systems correctly. If you connect to a host that is running an unrecognized FTP server, the file lists displayed may seem strange or incomplete.

All FTP server types recognized by the Distinct FTP Client appear in the Host Type drop-down list box on the Connect to Host dialog box.

You can add to the recognized host types if necessary. For each host type you add, you must define a template in the WIN.INI file (Windows 3.1x version) or in the Registry (Windows 95 version). A template is a pattern that tells the Distinct FTP Client how to interpret the file information transmitted by a given type of FTP Server.

To define a template, two steps are necessary:


To record the file information transmitted, choose Capture to File on the File menu, or check Capture Control Port Traffic to Disk File and enter a filename on the Connect to Host dialog box.  


Use the order of fields in the file information to define a template, and add it to WIN.INI in the windows folder using any editor (Windows 3.1x version) or to the Registry using regedit (Windows 95 version).


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