I swear to God I reported this years ago with Ubuntu and it got fixed, but here it is again. I'm running OpenSuSE 11.4 64-bit AMD and the EXACT SAME ftp bug is in 0.8b3. You force "ftp://" in front of the site name, but, the underlying ftp engine does not support or require this. sitename.com works perfectly from the command line, but ftp://sitename.com does not. Neither does http://sitename.com.
THERE IS NO WORK AROUND.