7.9 When Things Go Wrong
Big Dummy's Guide to the Internet

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     * You get a "host unavailable" message.  The ftp site is down for
some reason. 
     Try again later.
     * You get a "host unknown" message. 
     Check your spelling of the site name.
     * You misspell "anonymous" when logging in and get a message
telling you a password is required for whatever you typed in. 
     Type something in, hit enter, type bye, hit enter, and try again.
Alternately, try typing "ftp" instead of "anonymous."  It will work on a
surprising number of sites. Or just use ncftp, if your site has it, and
never worry about this again.