Ftp: open

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Ftp: open

Connects to the specified FTP server.


open Computer [Port]

  • Computer
    Required. Specifies the remote computer to which you are trying to connect.
  • Port
    Specifies a TCP port number to use to contact an FTP server. By default, TCP port 21 is used.
  • ? open
    Displays help for the open command.
  • You can use an IP address or computer name (in which case a DNS server or Hosts file must be available) to specify Computer. If auto-login is on, ftp attempts to automatically log the user onto the FTP server. For information about disabling auto-login by using ftp, see Related Topics.

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Information that the user must supply


Elements that the user must type exactly as shown

Ellipsis (...)

Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

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Optional items

Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

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See Also


Ftp subcommands
Command-line reference A-Z
Command shell overview