Connecting to ftp with File Browser
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Fri Dec 5 22:30:24 UTC 2008
Ray Parrish wrote:
> 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
> got -
> ray at ray-desktop:~$ ftp www.rayslinks.com
> Connected to www.rayslinks.com.
> 220-Microsoft FTP Service
> 220 NTXPWUS59
> Name (www.rayslinks.com:ray): u********
> 331 Password required for u********.
> 230-FTP Server
> 230 User u******** logged in.
> Remote system type is Windows_NT.
> ftp> ls
> 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
Can you paste the output command of pwd instead of ls? Thanks
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