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Need help with ftp not working

Post by Trogan » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:22 pm

ftp settings fail when i enter the settings that my webhoster gave me.



Any ideas to get it to work correctly?



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I ment that in the auto mod the ftp settings dont work.
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Re: Need help with ftp not working

Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut » Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:54 pm

What is the exact message you are seeing?
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Re: Need help with ftp not working

Post by Trogan » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:14 pm

It just doesnt connect to the ftp even when i put in the correct settings.
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Re: Need help with ftp not working

Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:27 pm

A_Jelly_Doughnut wrote:What is the exact message you are seeing?
I really need to know this.
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Re: Need help with ftp not working

Post by eatc7402 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:41 am

I have an ftp problem tooo i always get a
'cant change to the dir' error.. And have tried all the combinations i can think. Itjust doesnt seem to work.

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Re: Need help with ftp not working

Post by eatc7402 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:56 pm

Heres more info on my 'can't change dir error' trying to use
the ftp method for update.
The full path on the server to our bb dir is:

/usr111/home/e/a/eatc7402/public_html/forums/phpBB2

and in the ftp dialog it shows:
/forums/phpBB2/

and this where the config.php file is.

But no matter using or altering the ftp's dir results in the
'cant change' error. Dunno

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Re: Need help with ftp not working

Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:39 pm

I would guess the correct FTP path for your setup would be
/eatc7402/forums/phpBB2/
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Re: Need help with ftp not working

Post by eatc7402 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:06 pm

no
/eatc7402/forums/phpBB2/ wont work
or
/eatc7402/public_html/forums/phpBB2/
or
/public_html/forums/phpBB2/

all result in same error...
'unable to change dir'

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Re: Need help with ftp not working

Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut » Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:21 am

Hmm. I may have found a bug: looking into it right now.
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Re: Need help with ftp not working

Post by hanzi » Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:27 pm

Hi

I seem to have the same problem.

phpbb is installed in public_html (no other files or folders) so the path should then be /public_html/, right?

I keep getting can't change the directory error or The phpBB path specified appears to be invalid.

What gives or am I missing something.?

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Re: Need help with ftp not working

Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut » Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:50 pm

A_Jelly_Doughnut wrote:Hmm. I may have found a bug: looking into it right now.
On my test server, I have to enter the complete path, not anything starting at public_html

So
/usr111/home/e/a/eatc7402/public_html/forums/phpBB2/
would be correct in eatc7402's case.

hanzi, that may help you too. You need the server's real path to your phpBB2 board.
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Re: Need help with ftp not working

Post by eatc7402 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:30 pm

well i'm sorry to report that using the full path to my phpbb
'did not work either... hmmmm. i wonder what gives here.
Still get cannot change dir... invalid path..
and i copy this right off my wsftp dir's shown while connected.

/usr111/home/e/a/eatc7402/public_html/forums/phpBB2/


I am doing something wrong. Could their be some did priveledge
setting that would not let an external ftp program change into
the dir.

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Re: Need help with ftp not working

Post by eatc7402 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:44 pm

Heres all the dir info for the pbpbb dir... for eatc7402

total 1348
-rw-rw-r-- 1 eatc7402 eatc7402 123 Jan 2 2008 .htaccess
drwxrwxr-x 4 eatc7402 eatc7402 512 Jul 23 2008 adm
drwxrwxrwx 2 eatc7402 eatc7402 3584 Jun 24 11:34 cache
-rw-r--r-- 1 eatc7402 eatc7402 6204 Nov 14 2008 common.php
-rw-rw-rw- 1 eatc7402 eatc7402 393 Jul 23 2008 config.php
drwxrwxr-x 2 eatc7402 eatc7402 512 Jan 2 2008 docs
drwxrwxr-x 2 eatc7402 eatc7402 512 Nov 14 2008 download
drwxrwxrwx 2 eatc7402 eatc7402 7168 Jun 11 12:41 files
drwxrwxr-x 7 eatc7402 eatc7402 512 Jan 2 2008 images
drwxrwxr-x 13 eatc7402 eatc7402 2048 Nov 14 2008 includes
drwxrwxr-x 4 eatc7402 eatc7402 512 Jun 20 14:23 install
drwxrwxr-x 3 eatc7402 eatc7402 512 Jan 2 2008 language
drwxrwxrwx 2 eatc7402 eatc7402 3072 Jun 20 14:49 store
drwxrwxr-x 4 eatc7402 eatc7402 512 Jan 2 2008 styles
drwxrwxr-x 8 eatc7402 eatc7402 512 Jul 23 2008 update

Don't know if this helps

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Re: Need help with ftp not working

Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:33 pm

I am doing something wrong. Could their be some did priveledge setting that would not let an external ftp program change into the dir.
There is nothing that I know of.

All I know is that this error is common enough to be frustrating and that I don't know what is causing your problem in particular....
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Re: Need help with ftp not working

Post by eatc7402 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:11 pm

The confusing part of this is I HAVE gotten it to work before
using this ftp update.. .. as this is an update from version 4
to version 5.. I had it work before, butI cant seem to put my
finger on exactly what I did to get it to work get it to work
before.

I do seem to recall having to play around with the directory'
spec however...

Any suggestions would be helpful..
And I promise to report any sucessful result.

eatc7402

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