Connecting to ftp with File Browser
crp at cmc.net
Fri Dec 5 22:18:23 UTC 2008
Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 3:03 AM, Ray Parrish <crp at cmc.net> wrote:
>> I've added a connection to my web site ftp server in File Browser, but
>> it's not working right. I selected "ftp with login" as type of connection.
>> For some reason it will not show any folders. All I get is the top level
>> folder which contains only a small text file which is a note from my
>> hosting service about enabling Frontpage extensions.
>> I'm being hosted on a Windows server, is this the problem?
>> I'd really like to try out this method of access to my site, but if it's
>> not possible it no big deal as I have a good ftp program which connects
>> to the site no problem.
>> Later, Ray Parrish
> I wonder if your web server is actually running ftp, rather than a
> transfer over ssh (sftp). Have you made sure that the server
> actually accepts old fashioned ftp connections? Most won't, these
> days. Well, the commercial servers I belong to won't.
> It could be that the "good ftp program" you are using is not actually
> using the ftp protocol...
> I think you can check in a terminal if you try to run the real ftp
> ftp your.host.name.here
> and it will come back and ask you for name and password.
> If that works, then the web browser should be able to connect there
> too, and I bet nautilus or konqueror will too, if you get the magic
> If my guess is correct, and the ftp connection is not allowed, then
> you need to connect with an ssh filesystem, or gftp or filezilla with
> the connection type set to ssh.
> If you show that ftp actually does work, then it will be easier to
> figure why the file manager is not connecting.
Well, I can log in with ftp in terminal no problem. Here is the output I
ray at ray-desktop:~$ ftp www.rayslinks.com
Connected to www.rayslinks.com.
220-Microsoft FTP Service
Name (www.rayslinks.com:ray): u********
331 Password required for u********.
230 User u******** logged in.
Remote system type is Windows_NT.
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
01-14-08 07:43PM <DIR> _db_import
02-25-05 04:43AM 807 1and1logo.gif
04-03-08 09:14AM <DIR> aspnet_client
01-14-08 07:43PM <DIR> db
11-27-08 04:18PM 4806 error404.html
12-02-08 11:00PM <DIR> links
01-14-08 07:43PM <DIR> logs
11-22-08 09:14PM <DIR> Poetry
226 Transfer complete.
As you can see I was able to get a folder list with no problem. I have
changed the user number to *'s to protect my information. Any ideas why
it will not work in Nautilus? [be sure to have a look at my earlier post
about the odd folder structure it has]
Later, Ray Parrish
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