Transmit ftp Help

mwq

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 3, 2008
5
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All,

Transmit worked superbly first time round uploading to ftp.mydomain.com. But testing second website wouldn't accept full server address especially backslashes e.g:

ftp.university.edu/jmb/

Any ideas? I don't know what is meant by initial path field nor whether I should use ftp or sftp.

My old ftp program required full domain details: http://www.university.edu/jmb

Help would be much appreciated.

Many thanks.

MWQ.
 

pjrobertson

macrumors 6502a
Nov 14, 2007
533
4
You have to use
ftp.university.edu as your FTP server

then in the initial path field you'll have to type the way to the folder, which might be hard to find.

It could be something like this (mine is):


/var/www/html/

contact your uni to find out what it is.
 

mwq

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 3, 2008
5
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Transmit ftp

Thanks PJ - though I have the correct path, username and passwords, I still get "Login incorrect" message. Very odd since these are the details I've always used before my recent conversion to mac. I've tried some different permutations but to no avail.

mwq.
 

AdeFowler

macrumors 68020
Aug 27, 2004
2,275
263
England
Try putting:

ftp.university.edu in the server field

and

/jmb in the Remote Path field (under more options)
 

mwq

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 3, 2008
5
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Hi Southernboy,

Thanks for the response. Problem is I don't see where the "more options" tab is - all is see are the following fields on he connect tab:

Server
username
Password
initial path
port
protocol

Am I dumb and blind :)

Cheers,

MWQ.
 

mwq

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 3, 2008
5
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Thanks Southernboy,

I am making progress thanks to your superbly illustrated instructions.
Of the five websites I'm webmaster for I can now access two from my Mac. Progress!!

For the others I get "server not found" - which is odd since I can access them through my PC ftp program. I've checked all the access details again; I have purchased the full version of Transmit ...can't think where I'm failing.

Any further ideas you might have would be much appreciated. I hate to be such a nuisance.

Best,

MWQ.
 

AdeFowler

macrumors 68020
Aug 27, 2004
2,275
263
England
Make sure you've got 'Use Passive Mode' checked. Failing that PM the login details to me and I'll have a go. You can change the passwords once we've sorted it.

You're not a nuisance btw ;)
 

mwq

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 3, 2008
5
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Your patience is appreciated. I'd like to think that once I have this nailed, I can assist others.

1. passive mode checked on all
2. how do I get login details to you without others viewing? I wouldn't know how to change p/w.
3. Odd thing. Uploaded page from Mac (Transmit) with Flash - no Flash in uploaded page. Uploaded same page from PC using some ftp freeware - viola! - flash embeded as shoud be. :confused:

MWQ.
 

AdeFowler

macrumors 68020
Aug 27, 2004
2,275
263
England
No one else can see a Private message (that's why it's called private ;)) but you can email the details to:

apf1 at mac.com

Just send one for the time being.

When you bought the hosting the provider should have given you access to a control panel from where you can change the password. I use Transmit to manage over 40 sites with no problems, so there must be a problem somewhere.