FrontPage and FTP

By AlbertLionheart
Jun 12, 2007
  1. Not sure if I have the right forum - anyone any ideas why the remote files for a web site created with FrontPage cannot be seen with FTP access. I have tried a bog standard FTP programme as well as the routine built into Dreamweaver but always get the same result - just a folder which will not open.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

    this is a folder permissions issue. likely, the webserver has set that folder to
    be accessed ONLY by the webserver itself (via owner/group permissions),
    whereas web access is done using 'other permissions'.

    This is unlikely to work as you intend anyway, as only STATIC web pages can
    be accessed/downloaded using FTP. Any page which is generated (ie: dynamic)
    will not run the program needed to create the browser results and thefore
    even if accessed, you just get the template.
  3. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,026

    thanks for that - concise, precise and accurate!
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