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Old 12-30-2005, 11:10 AM   #1 (Print)
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What should I be looking for (FTP root directory question).

I'm trying to find my way around a client's site via FTP. I need to find the root directory (or whatever) to create a new directory. So that it will be www.hisdomain.com/podcast

When I log in there are a million folders and files. It's a serious mess.

Are there some structure rules that would tell me where to look for this directory or something? All my domains are with Powweb and I know how their's is structured but I'm at a loss here.

I've put a call in to his webmaster but I don't know when I'd get that returned.
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Old 12-30-2005, 11:13 AM   #2 (Print)
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Typically, when using FTP, you will automatically end up in the root directory. If not, keep moving up one level until you can't anymore. That should be the root of the site.

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Old 12-30-2005, 11:14 AM   #3 (Print)
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can you issue a command with your ftp client?
Try cd /

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Old 12-30-2005, 11:20 AM   #4 (Print)
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Typically, when using FTP, you will automatically end up in the root directory. If not, keep moving up one level until you can't anymore. That should be the root of the site.

I'm looking for an index.html file to be my clue that I'm in the right place, but can't find one in the topmost directory or the one I was first put in when logging in.
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Old 12-30-2005, 11:22 AM   #5 (Print)
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typically when you loggin to a web server with an ID that's associated with the webserver function you'll endup one level below the website.

do you see a public_html folder or a www server?

do you know what OS this thing is running?

Going to / is NOT where the webserver willl be running out of. It'll be running out of an indepedant filesystem that has ownership permissions by the webservers user.

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Old 12-30-2005, 11:23 AM   #6 (Print)
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And an index.html file doesn't indicate your at the base of the system. Index.html files are extremely common in any folder on a webserver.

It allows anybody to goto www.yourdomain.com/sale and see the sales without having to filetype that's being used.

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Old 12-30-2005, 11:24 AM   #7 (Print)
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I'm looking for an index.html file to be my clue that I'm in the right place, but can't find one in the topmost directory or the one I was first put in when logging in.
The default page can be named any number of things depending upon the configuration of the server. Some possibilities include:

index.htm
index.html
index.cfm
index.asp
default.htm
default.html
default.cfm
default.asp

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Old 12-30-2005, 11:27 AM   #8 (Print)
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And an index.html file doesn't indicate your at the base of the system. Index.html files are extremely common in any folder on a webserver.

It allows anybody to goto www.yourdomain.com/sale and see the sales without having to filetype that's being used.

I know that much, but it would at least tell me I *might* be in the right place.

At this point I've got no other clues to work from, that I know of.
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:39 PM   #9 (Print)
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Go to where you think the root is.

Depending on how the server is setup cd / might get you there.

Others you have to go down one folder to public_html or maybe www_root

Anyway make a folder where you think is root. Call it podcast (all lower case).

Put a file in there (remember what you called it).

Then goto http://www.hisdomain.com/podcast/nameoffile.ext

If it shows you the file or gives you the option to download it then you found the right spot.

If not delete it and try somewhere else.

Perhaps the ISP or hosting company he is using has some online help? Or you can call or email them?
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Old 12-30-2005, 10:54 PM   #10 (Print)
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on powweb I have my account that does to my home directory /www/j/joeuser when I log in. As you are familiar with, I would then cd to htdocs which is the root of the website (/www/j/joeuser/htdocs).

However, I can create restricted user accounts that have limited access. I created an account for my blogger.com that can only access /www/j/joeuser/htdocs/blog.

Perhaps the account you've been given cant access the root of the website.

If its not that my only suggestion is try to map his site as much as you can with a browser (or a spider) and then look for something familair in what you can access.

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Old 12-30-2005, 11:04 PM   #11 (Print)
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Let's assume he has ftp set to write. FTP in, change to root, put a file. Now search for that file on his drive. You've just found the root to ftp. If he has write disabled, log in, change to the root directory, look for files, directories, etc. Then search on his computer for those and you'll have found root of ftp.

If he's using Windows IIS, start, programs, administrative tools, IIS manager, ftp sites, select one, right click and go to properties. It'll have the directory listed there too.
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Old 12-30-2005, 11:25 PM   #12 (Print)
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The web guy called me back eventually and told me where everything was.

It was the most messy website I've ever come across, but I did get there eventually.

Thanks!
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