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    FTP Program errors..can't login to my webhost

    I"m using www.netfirms.com as my new webhost

    I'm using Flash FXP as my FTP program

    All my logon information is correct for me to login. Netfirms says my account is active and ready to go.

    But I get error:

    "451 Login failed, can't set startup dir to your home directory: No such file or directory."

    my login address is drdoug99.netfirms.com

    Netfirms says I have to login to my WWW or CGI-BIN directory....but since I get that error message, I can't login at all.

    Am I supposed to put in the WWW or CGI-BIN somewhere in my FTP program? I try the login address of

    drdoug99.netfirms.com/www

    and

    drdoug99.netfirms.com/cgi-bin

    but then I get error:

    "Unable to resolve host address"

    any ideas? thanks for your help

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    Have you tried loggin in using Internet Explorer's FTP capabilities? You'll have to put the URL in this format:

    Code:
    ftp://username:password@IPnumber or DNSname:port
    If so, I'd try a different FTP program, I myself use BulletProofFTP, IMO it provides the best functions with the least hassle of all the FTP clients I have tried.

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    Thanks Ronald for your suggesstion, but the problem has been fixed.

    I got teh reply back from Netfirms
    "We had a temporary problem with the FTP server, everything is fine now"

    D'OH!!! it was their problem all along, LOL, and here I thought it was mine!!

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    Okay
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