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SFTP inner dir access

#1 Post by audiopro » 2020-06-23 09:23

My host has forced everyone to use SFTP rather than plain FTP, I don't have an issue with that but I am only able to access the root dir from within the Site Manager.
The host tells me that is normal, which I find a little bit odd.
I can navigate through the dirs once logged in but It is inconvenient because I frequently work on multiple files in multiple dirs.

Is there a way round this from with Filezilla?
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Re: SFTP inner dir access

#2 Post by botg » 2020-06-23 12:33

Odd, you should be able to enter any arbitrary remote path through the Site Manager.

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#3 Post by audiopro » 2020-06-23 14:05

That is just what I thought but they seem to think otherwise but cannot give me a logical reason why.
I couldn't see the problem because I would have to be logged in order to get anywhere.
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#4 Post by audiopro » 2020-06-23 14:06

It worked fine using FTP but their server sometimes prevents FTP access when my dynamic IP address changes, something else I find a bit bizarre.
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#5 Post by audiopro » 2020-06-23 14:13

They are saying it is because too many ports need to be open and this poses a security risk.
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#6 Post by botg » 2020-06-24 07:36

Does it give any error in the message log?

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