Bad url confirmation

Oct 22, 2009 at 5:51 PM

Am trying to sort out a failed url that operates normally otherwise.   One such failed site is an ftp site which works normally as ftp, resolves via ping normally.  Is the testing mechanism limited to http programs only or is there some other algorythm for a site with a url that is not "www"

Oct 23, 2009 at 2:10 PM

Hi azray,

the ftp is using different protocol than http; the fact that most browsers handles that seemlesly (they implement both) doesn't mean that you can use http get or http post method

to check ftp availability. On the other hand if you sucessfully ping the server it doesn't mean that the ftp server is running (the ftp service can be down). The most proper way how

to check ftp would be to log in and get list of directories for example...

I can implement something similar - make UrlGuard wath over the ftp server; however given my current occupation it would be no sooner than in one month.