FTP through Proxy


#1

I’m having trouble connecting to FTP to upload my site. If I try to connect through Windows XP’s “My Network Places”, I get the messages [quote]The folder ‘ftp://@/’ is read-only because the proxy server is not set up to allow full access. To move, paste, rename, or delete files, you must use a different proxy. For information on changing your proxy, contact your administrator.[/quote]
and

I’ve only transferred the domain over today (from evil GoDaddy, which had a working website-based FTP client), but currently the site does show Dreamhost’s holding page.

I tried to connect through WebFTP, but I can’t get in. I’ve tried the .dreamhost.com address, the address, and changing the password multiple times.

If I try visiting ftp://, it just says “Authentication Required” over and over again.

I think WebFTP is my best shot, but that work’s proxy is blocking it. Do you think this is true?


#2

Your best shot might be to use filezilla or another ftp client. If you use firefox you can also get FireFTP as an add-in. http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Ftp

Changing the password might be your problem with the explorer method, Are you aware when you make a password change in the panel it takes a bit to push out to the server? It’s not instant and it says on the screen 10-15 minutes but I have seen it run longer before.

Also when you created your ftp user I assume that you didn’t check the box labeled “disallow FTP”

I used to use the windows explorer method on one domain, so I know it will work, but honestly it’s not the best.

Also alot of users have trouble with using the WebFTP interface, I would advise against it.


#3

Thanks, I’ll try an FTP client tomorrow. I have no problem using Cyberduck at home.


#4

Today I’ve tried FTP through Netbeans, but that didn’t work. Curious, I tried the WebFTP again and it did work.

Thanks for your time.


#5

Try WinSCP. It’s pretty good! http://winscp.net