Gateway Timeout error using ftpRequest.GetResponse() in .NET 2.0 - please help



I'm using some sample code posted on msdn to enable ftp in my
application. I keep getting a Gateway Timeout error when I try to run
this code despite the fact that I attempt to access the test ftp site
via the browser on my local machine, browser in Visual Studio or
through any ftp client, I am able to login to the site from the same
machine I'm developing on. Does anyone know if there is a
configuration setting in Studio that I need to set? Alternatively,
can anyone see if there is a problem with my code (see below) - any
assistance would be greatly appreciated ([email protected]):

class Class1

public static void Main(string[] args){
Class1 x = new Class1();
x.UserName = "-";
x.Password = "-";

System.Uri uri = new Uri("ftp://[serverip]//test.txt");
//FtpStatusCode x =
x.Download("c:\\sql.txt", uri);

public FtpStatusCode Download(string destinationFile, Uri
//public FtpStatusCode Download(string destinationFile, Uri
// Check if the URI is and FTP site
if (downloadUri.Scheme != Uri.UriSchemeFtp)
throw new ArgumentException("URI is not an FTp

// Set up the request
FtpWebRequest ftpRequest =

// use the provided credentials
if (this._isAnonymousUser == false)
ftpRequest.Credentials = new
NetworkCredential(this._userName, this._password);

// Download a file. Look at the other methods to see
all of the potential FTP features
ftpRequest.Method =

// get the response object
FtpWebResponse ftpResponse =

Stream stream = null;
StreamReader reader = null;
StreamWriter writer = null;

// get the file as a stream from the response object
and write it as
// a file stream to the local PC
stream = ftpResponse.GetResponseStream();
reader = new StreamReader(stream, Encoding.UTF8);

writer = new StreamWriter(destinationFile, false);

return ftpResponse.StatusCode;
// Allways close all streams
catch (Exception ex)
throw ex;

public string UserName
get { return this._userName; }
set { this._userName = value; }
public string Password
get { return this._password; }
set { this._password = value; }
public bool IsAnonymousUser
get { return this._isAnonymousUser; }
set { this._isAnonymousUser = value; }

private string _userName;
private string _password;
private bool _isAnonymousUser;



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