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Dreamweaver FTP problem - firewall? Norton?

Suddenly the settings are struggling to connect

7:19 pm on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Can network server software updates effect Dreamweaver FTP settings?

Here's the problem: managing three sites with Dreamweaver. None of the FTP connection settings have been touched, however, one site I had to check the 'passive FTP' selection in order to connect because an error message kept coming up indicating that it couldn't connect to the remote host. I called the host to find out if anything had changed on their end, and the response was "no." With the Passive FTP selection checked, the connection is slow, and it connects, but the site is not updating properly. However, someone else was able to connect to the same site through their Dreamweaver, no problem, but they are in a different office across town on a different network.

The other two sites (hosted by a different provider) have connections that are slow but seem to be functional. They are hosted by a different company other than the first one I mentioned.

7:23 pm on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have the same problem. On my main computer the Dreamweaver FTP connections is incredibly slow, buggy, etc.

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[edited by: tedster at 9:44 am (utc) on Feb. 15, 2007]

6:09 pm on Feb 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have a similar problem with a standalone ftp program requiring passive mode and havn't yet got to the bottom of it as an earlier version works fine.
My next port of call is my NAT router though and I am setting up the logging today also I am heading to my Linux server logs as I believe it might be a firewall issue.
12:32 am on Feb 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I don't use Dreamweaver, but the Norton firewall is notorious for making uploading difficult or impossible. If you're on your own machine, you can disable the firewall while you upload. Seems strange, though, that sites on different hosts would react differently, assuming you're publishing them all from the same computer? (Of course, there's always the possibility that the "no" you got from the one host wasn't correct.)

And, yes, being on a different network can make all the difference in the world.

[edited by: Beagle at 12:38 am (utc) on Feb. 16, 2007]