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ftp client cannot access windows drives on a windows ftp server except for home drive




Networking: FTP
13 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: dickviktor, Assigned: dougt)



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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de-DE; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.10.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de-DE; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.10.1

When using Mozilla (or Firefox) as FTP Client on a Windows FTP Server (e.g.
Serv-U32), a user that has access to more than one drive cannot move to another
than that where his homedir is located. Trys like 'ftp://user@bla.de/c:/' don't
work and I have no idea how to do it better. I come around the problem by having
created links to the other drives (Internet Explorer has the same problem, but
it does not display the links, so there is no way to go around it).

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a user on a Windows FTP Server that has access to both c:\ and d:\ with
homedir in d:\
2.Access to this server with this user ('ftp://username@servername'). Result:
You are logged in with d:\ as current directory
3.Try to change to c:\, e.g. by changing the address edit box to
ftp://username@servername/c:/ (I think that's the way it works in Konqueror)

Actual Results:  
The site is not found. There is no obvious way to change to c:\.

Expected Results:  
At least the way Konqueror solves the problem.
Better solution: When connecting to a FTP server, show a second bar with the
current directory. The username could also be shown in a separate edit box like
pure ftp clients do.
what if you try: ftp://username@servername//
(note two slashes at the end)?

Comment 2

13 years ago
The drives don't exist as drives on the remote server, they are probably
available as funny named directories "c:" and "d:". Christian is describing the
right solution.
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Comment 4

12 years ago
Ok, so the right way is to do ftp://user@host//c:/
This works!
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED


12 years ago
Resolution: FIXED → ---


12 years ago
Last Resolved: 12 years ago12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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