latifa at iinet.net.au wrote: >Dear all > >Can any of you tell me what i need, to ftp to a local machine??. I have=20 >tried doing it and it failed saying something about name resolution. > Is the machine you're trying to reach listed in /etc/hosts or the hosts file in c:\windows on the client? You could try to reach the machine by it's IPv4 number. HTH John.