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I can't connect to the remote server to upload my website.
I tried to follow the instructions from the pop up window (attached file) in the site definition but still not working
I am working in an imac OS 10.6.8
Thanks!
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Did this work before and just stop or has it never worked?
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Hi Jason,
Always worked. I've used dwv.cs3 for years, and managing the same websites.
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Contact your hosting provider and ask if they changed anything or are having connectivity problems.  Could just be a transient thing...
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thanks!
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Hello,
Back with the same problem. I talked with so many representatives from my company (Godaddy) and no solution. There is nothing wrong in their end.
I also talked and check the internet provided (I am in Buenos Aires, Argentina at this time) and seems to be everything OK.
I also tried to create the site definition over again. Renaming the main folder and re-uploading it.
Usually when I had connectivity problems before, it takes time trying to connect to the remote host until a window shows up saying "Time Out". In this case it happens in two seconds. I tried so many times in different times of the day with no success.
I attach the dreamweaver pop up window again.
I am using Dreamweaver CS3 in an iMac OSx 10.6.8
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It sounds like the ports are blocked somewhere.

Try connecting with a normal FTP client?

Also, there are bugs in CS3 to CS5.5 that may have issues with GoDaddy:

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/889530

Try configuring Dreamweaver to use SFTP?
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Hi Jason,
Yes, I am trying to connect w/normal FTP.  
I did try SFTP
Still the same.
I have been using the same DW, same computer, and site definition, everything the same for years.
I am now outside the US when the trouble started. Only one time I was able to make connection.
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There's too many variables in play to really give good assistance.  If it all worked before and suddenly stopped working, it can only be one of three things:

1) Something on your local computer changed
2) Your ISP changed its configuration
3) Your hosting provider changed its configuration
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OK,
I don't understand the second possibility. "Your ISP changed its configuration" ? What can I do or try if that's the issue?
Thanks,
r.
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It's not anything you have control over.  You need to test the connection from a different location/network/ISP to rule out those factors.  If you cannot connect from anywhere, it's an Adobe or Go Daddy issue
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The problem was an Adobe issue. Solved.
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