FTP WEB SITE: No instructions work at all

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WaKKo
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FTP WEB SITE: No instructions work at all

Post by WaKKo » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:20 pm

Hi all

I am getting REALL frustrated with this. I have tried following the instructions, and the other basic guide but nothing seems to work.

I have created two different web addresses, followed the email, typed in relevant address, logged in with relevant login name and password. NUDDA.

Followed this instructions: https://www.exetel.com.au/members/ftp_c ... ink=link03

And this one: http://forum.exetel.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=221&t=28985

I even get to log in, but after that it fails. Each time it fails, no more login.

How the frigg do I get this to work?

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Re: FTP WEB SITE: No instructions work at all

Post by Dazzled » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:36 pm

The link makes sense to me, but I strongly recommend that you don't use Internet Explorer - get a purpose-built FTP client. Could you be more specific about what you have done so far?

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Re: FTP WEB SITE: No instructions work at all

Post by peterh_oz » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:50 am

Try coreftp lite. Fee and open source, and really easy to use!

WaKKo
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Re: FTP WEB SITE: No instructions work at all

Post by WaKKo » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:24 am

I enabled my FTP status as instructed on this page:

Your Web Space Details
FTP Login Name: fw_johnnywakko
FTP Status: ENABLED
FTP Address: home.exetel.com.au
Web Address URL: http://home.exetel.com.au/johnnywakko

Then I follow these instruction to use FTP:

How To Upload File Using Internet Explorer:
Enter the location/address as:
ftp://fw_johnnywakko@home.exetel.com.au
Then, specify your password.

WHen I enter the: ftp://fw_johnnywakko@home.exetel.com.au into address bar I get the: "OH FFS NOW IT WORKS"

Never mind. I seem to have got it working.

While I got you here, once I put everything under the /html folder, how come it won't show up when I type in:

http://home.exetel.com.au/johnnywakko ?

It says: FORBIDDEN You don't have permission to access /johnnywakko/ on this server.

danielc

Re: FTP WEB SITE: No instructions work at all

Post by danielc » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:00 am

Hi,

There are two things missing here:

(1) You don't need an html directory in the root of your storage space. The root directory you are shown when you log in with FTP corresponds to http://home.exetel.com.au/yoursitename.

(2) If you try and simply access a directory without an index (index.php, index.htm, index.html) file in it, you will also get a 403 error.

Hope that helps,
Regards,
Daniel C

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Re: FTP WEB SITE: No instructions work at all

Post by WaKKo » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:49 pm

I just want to store files in folder on the webspace/webserver.

Then I want to be able to surf the folders and files and be able to link to them.

It seems that the Exetel instructions don't work and the webspace won't let me get access to the area. Frustrating when my previous providers webspace provided works a treat and had exactly the same method of using the webspace. I don't understand why exetel isn't working for me when I followed the same instructions.

This index thing, how do I set it up?

Even that doesn't help if I can't access the FTP via Internet Explorer. Also, I don't want to have to isntall third party software if I don't require to do so.

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Re: FTP WEB SITE: No instructions work at all

Post by Dazzled » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:09 pm

The Exetel instructions do work, really, and there is nothing at all particularly "different" about the way the server is set up, except that SysAdmin has made some things a bit easier for Windows users.

You currently do have an index file (I can download it), with not much content. If you wish to run some sort of gallery, you will have to place more code in index.html to do this. If you only want to run a file repository that any browser can examine and download from, you will need a properly formed Apache ".htaccess" file in the directory.

Although you can do things with IE, you may be handicapping yourself.

For specific help, could you tell us exactly what you want to do in the webspace?

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