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Setting up a new ftp server on a network. Everything looks like previous setups but I must have missed something.I can log into the server with no problem but once there I can't do anything. For example, if I try to make a new folder I get the 550 error - access is denied. I can access the server from the command line and create new directories etc, the problem with that is that I don't have confidence that the end users can handle that scenario and they are all remote users. I can also access everything and perform all necessary functions using Filezilla ftp client. Any ideas what I may be missing here?

Thanks!

Robert
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by:StefanKittel
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Maybe you have loged in as anonymous?
try ftp://username@hostname:password

Or have a look at webdav which is easier to handle

Stefan
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by:dolomiti
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hi Robert, some questions:
1) which OS server does guest FTP server
2) which FTP Server
3) when you say: "I can login into the server ...", you mean access ftp from a client ?
3.1) which client, a browser (IE,mozilla) by ftp://your.server
3.2) do you access "anonymous"ly or you choose File/login as after the site went up ?
4) I  can access the server from the command line: you mean in telnet or (OS?) RDP ?

may be the answer at q3.2 the solution ?

bye
vic
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by:Robert Ehinger
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Here are the answers to your questions-

1) which OS server does guest FTP server

Windows Server 2003

2) which FTP Server

Not sure what you are asking here.

3) when you say: "I can login into the server ...", you mean access ftp from a client ?

We use RAdmin to access the ftp server. After logging in to RAdmin we then got to the ftp server and log in there.

3.1) which client, a browser (IE,mozilla) by ftp://your.server

IE

3.2) do you access "anonymous"ly or you choose File/login as after the site went up ?

No anon. logon. Users have a username and password

4) I  can access the server from the command line: you mean in telnet or (OS?) RDP ?

XP machine - Start>Run>cmd
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by:dolomiti
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hi Robert,
sorry for Q2, I did not know OS was W2K3 (could also Linux),
and probably you have std ftp section of IIS.
Are you in the situation of attached picture ?
bye
vic
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by:MrMintanet
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Have you tried to get the FTP to be viewed with Explorer?

To Upload:
     
1.       Open the FTP website in your web browser.

2.       Click PAGE, and then click OPEN FTP SITE IN WINDOWS EXPLORER. If you use a different web browser, follow the instructions that came with your browser. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

3.       In Windows Explorer, press ALT, click File, and then click Login as.

4.       Type the user name and password, and then click Log On.
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by:tankergoblin
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i recommend you to use FTP client like filezilla to transfer file . Reason is because such program has better security.
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by:tankergoblin
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If network security is not in your concern then is different story...
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by:Robert Ehinger
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We are logging on exactly as MrMintanet describes and network security is a concern.
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by:MrMintanet
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Please explain how Filezilla is more secure than using Explorer.  I am not challenging you.  I've just never heard this.  I've always thought "FTP is FTP".
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Ultimately, we have decided to go with filezilla and not worry about using any other application. Thanks for the help, though.
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