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How can i change the ftp location on my apache intranet site

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i have a company website running on a windows 2003 server using apache
we have an ftp option on the site for downloading templates which are held on another server
we need to change the ftp location to a new server
how can i find what file needs changed so that it points at my new ftp server
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Question by:dougdog
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by:Julian Matz
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Hi dougdog,

I don't think it's possible to answer your question without more information. Do you know what the old FTP server address is? Is your Intranet site written in PHP?
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by:ArneLovius
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do you mean an actual FTP server, or a web application for transferring the files ?
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by:dougdog
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it is an intranet site on a local server on our domain
on the site if a user requestes to download say a timesheet it then downloads it from another local server which we have the documents copied to and running winows iis with ftp
yes the site is php
i would guess that somewhere in one of the files there is a reference to the ip address or hostname of the server acting as a ftp server
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by:ArneLovius
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Your guess would appear to be logical.

Without knowing how that page is generated, it is not possible to sugegst what you would need to change, however I wouls suggest starting with the source for that page and working backwards.
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If you know what the FTP server's hostname is, you could do a search for it. That should then reveal what file you need to edit. If you don't know the hostname, you could maybe do a search for "ftp", since that string is more than likely used throughout the file. You could also examine the page that handles the downloads - if that file doesn't contain the FTP info, look for include statements, which could look like one of these:

include( 'path/to/config.php' );
require '../includes/config.php';
include_once 'config.php';
require_once( 'config.php' );
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