I’ve been using Eclipse for sometime now to connect to various php websites I do development on. Until recently this has been no problem but now on shared servers I’m unable to connect/view the home/user directory like I used to. I can connect via SSH so that all seems to be working but opening the home directory now produces a security violation error that never happened before.
Oddly enough on a VPS or private server these issues don’t show up.
This might sound like stupid questions, but just bear with me:
are you using the correct username and password?
does eclipes use FTP to connect, if so, do you have FTP enabled for that account?
I spent a load of time with a similar problem not to long ago. I was confused because ssh would connect fine, but FTP would not.
Turns out I had previously created an SSH key, so no password was required to login via ssh, and I was using the wrong password with FTP.
Updating the password and making sure FTP was allowed for that user fixed the problem.
Seems like eclipse would allow sftp connections, although I have never used it
Thanks for the reply but yes I’m sure it’s the correct password. As I said Eclipse connects fine, I’m actually logged in and viewing the directory structure. Just when/where I could normally open/expand the home/username directory I get the error I mentioned.
So I just went into the Filters and changed the default from / (root) to /home/username/ and all is well again.
At first I thought it was a difference with the shared servers and the home directory group setting but even the VPS is setup the same way with adm. But logging into the VPS account and I don’t get the same error as I get on the shared servers.