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Ros at Thameside
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Strange SFTP error message

Aug 17, 2012 1:56 PM

I can no longer connect using SFTP on one of my sites in Dreamweaver CS6 and I get this error message:


Failed to Read the contents of XML Resource:




The password and paths  are correct and I am able to connect using other SFTP clients such as Cyberduck. I've deleted the site several times and recreated in Dreamweaver, but the error message remains the same.


Somebody please point me in the right direction.


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    Aug 17, 2012 3:53 PM   in reply to Ros at Thameside
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    Nov 13, 2012 4:41 AM   in reply to Ros at Thameside

    It is only neccesary to delete the file ssh_hosts located in the or manually delete the entry for the host you are unable to connect to. The reason is that the ssh-key pair kept for the site has changed for some reason. Dreamweaver has a strange way of handling this, and it indeed should notify the user in the samme way that ssh is, warning you about the risk of being in a man-in-the-middle attack.


    Anyway, to get access to the /Users/[username]/Library folder, you just open the Finder and open the 'Go' menu, now press the option-key and Library will appear on the list.



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    Jan 16, 2013 12:57 PM   in reply to SnakEyez02

    Worked well for me OS X 10.7.5. Thanks!

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