stevedob - 8:45 pm on Mar 25, 2003 (gmt 0)
The ftp client grabs the directory listing by performing a standard directory listing (ls) and displaying the results. Some clients appear to request it as 'ls -l', others as 'ls -al'. In the first case, as it would appear your client works, it doesn't get to see any entries that begin with a period. The file is on the server, you just don't get to see the entry.