Home directory inaccessible

Sergy Stouk
Sergy Stouk used Ask the Experts™
IIS 6.0 on Windows 2003 Server
Two FTP sites: one default (port 21) and one custom (port 24)
Both configured to point into the same home directory.
Both configured identical as far as security goes.
Default site allows same FTP user to connect.
Site with the custom port displays an error "user XXXX cannot login. Home directory inaccessible"
Is there a limitation when using custom port in IIS 6?
Is there a fix?
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Are they connecting like this ftp://site.com:24
It sounds like you have isolation mode turned on for the custom one.  It is not turned on for the default FTP site.  If isolation mode it is is trying to connect to the home path in the profile tab of the users account that you are logging in with.

You have two options.  Remove the home path or turn off isolation mode.

You will have to recreate the site (as far as I know) to turn off isolation mode.
LBizzleMicrosoft Enterprise Administrator & AWS cloud Consultant

Make sure the ftp account has both share and folder level permissions set also. Share should be full and folder should be whatever you want them to have write or read or full etc..


No Isolation mode is turned on. Permissions are fine.
But server is behind the NAT firewall.
It seems it needed a port opened and set FTP Client to use passive mode only.

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