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Test connection using FTP

 
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Hi,

I need to test connection to a machine given its user name and password.
I tried using java's URL and URLConnection but is there any way by which I can just test connection to the machine without really having to specify the file name in the URL as I am not really interested in file name.

Thanks
 
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You can use sockets to do the job Sun's Socket Tutorial. FTP Commands, FTP RFC Standard the commands you are most concerned with are the USER and PASS commands.
 
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