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Old March 22nd, 2010, 01:12 AM
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Question FileSystemWatcher for ftp websites path?

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i need to watch a folder on ftp website using a windows service, i can watch local folder using filesystemwatcher class, but i cant understand how to give path of ftp site with passeord and username cedintials.

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AFAIK, you can't do that. The FileSystemWatcher relies on Windows notifications over the local machine or network which is not supported over FTP.

Maybe polling is a good option...

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thanks for your reply..its helpful to me..

but can you tell me how i can use pooling (is it connection pooling concept or something

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Not pooling, but polling. E.g. write some code that logs into the FTP server and tries to detect changes manually. Then write a scheduling mechanism (or use a Windows Service or a schedueld task) to repeatedly call that code yourself.

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