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Old 12-04-2003, 03:32 AM   #1
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ftp to site through iexplorer not working


I am running Redhat 9 with vsftpd setup. My setup is running except for one problem. I was asked to setup a user with access only to a specific directory where he can ftp into to get info. Created the user with that directory as his home set chroot so that is his root. If I use a FTP program like Bulletproof I can login everything 100%, if I however try to ftp login through iexplorer I get the following error. An eror occured opening the folder on the FTP server. Make sure you have permission to access the folder. Details: 550 : Failed to change directory.

Any ideas. Thanks
 
Old 12-05-2003, 03:41 AM   #2
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Check your FTP server logs, and try ftp'ing in locally from the command line with that user:
ftp whatever.com
Username:
Password:

And then see what the error is, and post IT up. Also post up the relevant section of your FTP log (or system log if it's one in the same).

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Old 12-05-2003, 09:10 AM   #3
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Make sure in IE that you have it set to browse ftp sites, etc in your Internet Options > Advanced

Also sometimes it helps to type in the full address including your username and password included like this:

ftp://<username>:<password>@ftp.server.com
 
  


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