He didn't mention if he was using FTP protocol or SFTP over SSH2. It makes a difference.
With FTP, the DreamHost server will "chroot" or restrict file access to your home directory. This means to your FTP client, the topmost directory you can access will be /home/username and it will show it as / instead of /home/username
With SFTP over SSH2, the DreamHost server does not restrict access to your home directory, and your client should show the home directory as /home/.glob/username
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