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FTP Configuration    Navigating Delphi Forums

Started by Judy (MissDixieLee); 1878 views.
Judy (MissDixieLee)

From: Judy (MissDixieLee)

10/3/01

Yes, I did print and read that FAQ. However, I don't know where to get the setup screen to populate the necessary info.

Where do I find that?

gunter

From: gunter

10/3/01

On mine Session Properties pops up when I try to connect, which is where all the settings are.

gunter
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WaltHowe
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From: WaltHowe

10/3/01

As I said before, try Connect or File/New Site to set up your ftp.delphi.com connection. Don't be afraid to try things; you can't break anything. If neither of those solve the problem, ask again.

Walt Howe
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Illaya (Illayabrown)

From: Illaya (Illayabrown)

10/7/01

Walt;

I am having difficulting getting into the Current Directory web.
I am using a G-4 mac with IE. I was successful a few days ago and wrote down the URl wher I was able to get in. It was as follows: www.2ftp.com/cgi-web2ftp/work/ftpman.p/illayabrown,
when I do it now it throws me to a 2ftp.com website that has nothing to do with DelphiPlus.
I need to upload some images. Help please, I am a computer novice and have gone to the Delphi FAQ without success.

Linda Brown

WaltHowe
Staff

From: WaltHowe

10/7/01

I'm not really familiar with the web2ftp site. It sounds like you have the address wrong, but I can't help you there. If you post in the DelphiPlus Forum, someone should be able to help you out. That may be easier than learning a new method.

Have you tried the ftp link on your MyForums page? Are you familiar with Fetch for the Mac?

Walt Howe
Delphi.com Training Specialist

Hi Walt, Since I don't know what I'm doing, I thought you might. I'll probably give you more info than you need since I don't know what is pertinent. I just downloaded a 30 day trial of CuteFTP 4.2,CuteHTML, CuteZIP, and CuteMAP.It's a pkg deal so why not play around? All 4 icon show up on my desk top. When I click on CuteFTP and put in all info it tells me I must be connected to internet first before launching. OK, I connect, go back to desk top, and continue putting in info as close to Forums FAQ as possible, hit connect and get a message from Delphi saying we are hooked up, this is where you go to access files etc. When I go to MY FORUM and try to access my web page I can't get in. Hope this is enough info for you to set my --- straight.
WaltHowe
Staff

From: WaltHowe

10/8/01

I think you are mixing up functions. FTP is for transferring files, and related functions, such as renaming files, making new folders, deleting files, etc. -- the same sort of functions that you perform with Windows Explorer. You don't view files with FTP; you do that with a browser. You don't move around in Delphi with FTP; you just access your own storage space.

If you upload an index.html file (the usual default web page name) to the web folder/directory in your web space by FTP, then you will view that file with your browser with an address like this:

http://people.delphi.com/gayclore/index.html (or you can omit the index.html part, since it is a default)

Or if you upload a graphic named, for example, mypic.jpg, you would access it with the address:

http://people.delphi.com/gayclore/mypic.jpg

I hope this makes it clearer.

Walt Howe
Delphi.com Training Specialist

Walt, I can see that not only are you an astute man , but a diplomatic one as well. You actually answered a couple of questions, but perhaps because I don't know what to ask, not my intended question, let me try again, and I really appreciate your patience.
I'm new at this, I'm exploring, I want to access my webspace and look around, maybe this has something ineresting in there, but I find I can't get in, after clicking on the link for if you can't get in that I can't get in there w/o an FTP.So, I get one, or in this case borrow one for 30 days. Oh ----, I still can't get in. Is it because there is nothing in there? Isn't this where i would build my own web page? Why is that choice listed in MY FORUM if I can't get in there?
New question. In order to use my new FTP do I have to minimize my internet screen in order to bring up CuteFTP off my desk top? It looks like a real handy thing to use but not too easy to get to the way I have it. Is this similar to the XTREES I once used on another computer?
Thanks again. Tawnie 12 says you guys are the greatest.
WaltHowe
Staff

From: WaltHowe

10/8/01

Your web space has nothing in it to begin with (unless you had one of the old free templated web pages). You should see a "web" listing, which is the web folder that you can switch to by double-clicking. That is the folder where you should put files by FTP.

You won't have a web page unless you make one yourself or get help to make one. You can build one by learning just a little HTML code. See http://www.delphi.com/clc_html/start for some initial help.

You don't have to minimize your browser necessarily to use CuteFTP. You can have multiple windows open at the same time. CuteFTP just needs to be the top one when you use it.

Walt Howe
Delphi.com Training Specialist

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