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DW CS6 403 Forbidden

Aug 17, 2012 5:11 AM

I have just used DW6 for the first time to simply upload a new html file and found that when I go to view it in the browser I get a 403 Fobidden error:


You don't have permission to access /roti.html on this server.


There is nothing odd about the file. I created another file which simply had the word "test" in it and uploaded it as test.html and got the same result. I checked the forum and found somehting about hidden access files but there aren't any.

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    Aug 17, 2012 5:23 AM   in reply to flashdan

    This usually happens when you don't have the correct permissions set on the file or the folder.


    Do you know what permissions it has set?


    I don't use DW for uploading but I believe it has a 'passive upload mode'. Do you have that check box selected?

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    Aug 17, 2012 8:51 AM   in reply to flashdan

    flashdan wrote:


    The FTP settings for the site are not set to 'passive'.


    It should be set to passive. Although in my opinion youre much better off using a stand alone ftp client. I've never personally been a great fan of the inbuilt one but I believe it has been upgraded a few times since I used it about 8 years it may be better now.

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    Aug 17, 2012 10:36 AM   in reply to osgood_

    It should be set to passive.


    That's not necessarily a good general recommendation. If you are having Firewall problems, then passive FTP is surely the way to go.


    And by the way, the DW FTP is all I have ever used....


    Notwithstanding those comments, I'm not at all convinced that this has anything to do with user-adjustable FTP parameters.  The fact that uploading the file with a 3rd party FTP application suggests that it's definitely something to do with DW, however.  If I had this experience, I'd just use the 3rd party FTP application.

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