Secondly, phpBB doesn't recommend anything.
Well, SmartFTP is recommended in the phpBB.com approved article in the knowledge base.
Hahahaha ... it says right there that it is recommend it ... and some other programs. Maybe is isn't "technically" recommended by phpBB.com //// but saying that it is in the Knowledge base gives the appearance that it does.
SmartFTP is recommended by the person that wrote the article. That person is a Support Team Member. I recommend AceFTP, does that mean phpBB.com recommends AceFTP? No. It doesn't so please stop this phpBB.com recommends this and that. phpBB.com recommends nothing.
My point was that she was being sent on a wild goose chase in downloading CuteFTP as a cure to her issue.
She wasn't sent on a wild goose chase. Use whatever works for you.
And if nothing is being recommended ... it should be ... as not all FTP clients support CHMOD ... which is a critical component of a phpBB.com forum install. I think the KB article sufices nicely in covering that.
It is up to the user to figure out which client supports chmod and which doesn't. I'm going to step out on the limb and say 99% of today's
ftp clients support chmod.
I am assuming that all entries into the phpBB2.com Knowledge Base are approved by phpBB.com representatives ... but I may be wrong on that.
You are correct. Except when the writer is a staff member, the article is automagically approved.
So let me rephase/correct myself for Integra_grrl; "SmartFTP is recommended as an FTP Client in pbpBB.com's Knowledge Base." ... and phpBB.com recommends that everyone reads the Knowledge Base so that we can help ourselves and lend a helpful hand to others.
Again, it is up to the user to find which client works for them and their environment. How would you feel if phpBB.com told you you had
to use Linux as your OS and you had to use kbear as your ftp client? No. You use what you are comfortable with and what you are able to use and afford. Not all ftp clients are free you know . . .
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oooh oooh .... Integra=grrl has an animated avatar .... watch out! Even a SuperHero can't save you from the wrath of violating the house rules. My powers only extend so far!!! Watch out ... they'll be around to get you soon .......
I often pose as a gargoyle if I suspect that anyone is watching me.... you might try that too, see if it works.
Indeed. Integra_grrl: please change or remove your avatar as per the Avatar and Signature Rules. Thank you.