As usual, this blog is more a notepad of sorts to remind me of things if I need them again in the future. And it’s always a good thing to post them publicly in case others experience the same problem.
I use Cyberduck on the Mac for FTP and love it, but when I added a new FTP server to it on one of my computers today, and attempted to log in, I kept receiving the following error:
FTP Error: 200 TYPE is now ASCII
I searched around for a while and never did find the solution for the cause, tried all kinds of things (Switching from Default to Active or Passive FTP mode, trying different encodings, deleting my bookmark and rebuilding it, etc.) and nothing worked.
Then I finally figured out the problem! I had copied and pasted the password out of my password file, and when I selected it I accidentally included the line break at the end of the password. So what was being entered in the password field was the password plus a line break.
Simply re-entering the password without the extra line break fixed the problem. In order to have Cyberduck ask me for the password so I could correct the error, I simply had to load up “Keychain Access” and delete the stored copy of the password. Clicked my bookmark again, entered the correct password, and I was in!
Hope that helps you if you had the same problem!