It was nice that Microsoft implemented an FTP client built into Windows Explorer with XP, but it has a limitation that effects Dreamhost users. I can figure out how to add only one FTP account per host to Network Places in Windows Explorer. First I added an FTP connection to my main web page. Then as I add new FTP users on dreamhost for new projects, I can walk through the steps of adding a new FTP network place, specifying kiki.dreamhost.com with the new FTP account users id and password, XP looks like it takes this new info and sets up a network place kiki.dreamhost.com(2). But when I click on the new network place in Windows Explorer, XP “corrects” the FTP login for me so I get connected to my first FTP connection to my main web page.
I first noticed this problem a year ago, but haven’t found any resolution yet except to use command line FTP from Windows or UNIX (or ncFTP on UNIX. It’s great). And I’m starting a new project with users that are going to be hoplessly confused by this. Has anyone found a work around yet?