5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 11, 2006 1:47 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Dreamweaver MX in China

    Tony1mail

      I am in China, previously my DW worked fine, but now I am unable to access my remote folders
      .
      It seems to connect to my server fine, but when it tries to access remote folders it either 'times out' or says 'an FTP error ocured' or 'loses connection to the remote host'.

      I use DW MX on HTML and since last connecting just a few weeks ago have not made any changes on my computer.

      China sometimes randomly blocks access to websites e.g.The BBC , Google etc. Is this a Chinese problem or is something else going wrong.

      I asked a friend to try to connect to my site from the UK and he had no problem so it would appear that it is not a server problem.

      Thanks
        • 1. Re: Dreamweaver MX in China
          818g Level 1
          Probably because you are behind the Big FireWall. :-)
          • 2. Re: Dreamweaver MX in China
            Level 7
            Most such problems are firewall problems.

            Can you ping the site you are trying to connect to?

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            "Tony1mail" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            news:ebe8p0$9jd$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > I am in China, previously my DW worked fine, but now I am unable to access
            > my
            > remote folders
            > .
            > It seems to connect to my server fine, but when it tries to access remote
            > folders it either 'times out' or says 'an FTP error ocured' or 'loses
            > connection to the remote host'.
            >
            > I use DW MX on HTML and since last connecting just a few weeks ago have
            > not
            > made any changes on my computer.
            >
            > China sometimes randomly blocks access to websites e.g.The BBC , Google
            > etc.
            > Is this a Chinese problem or is something else going wrong.
            >
            > I asked a friend to try to connect to my site from the UK and he had no
            > problem so it would appear that it is not a server problem.
            >
            > Thanks
            >


            • 3. Re: Dreamweaver MX in China
              Tony1mail Level 1
              Thanks for the reply Murray
              Excuse my ignorance but I don't understand the term Ping. How do I do this? I assume that if I cannot ping the site then it is down to a Chinese firewall problem and there is nothing else I can do about it.

              Many thanks
              Tony
              • 4. Re: Dreamweaver MX in China
                Tony1mail Level 1
                Hi Murray

                By the way I use McAfee firewall, which I know people have had problems with. Could this be related to my problem, is it worthwhile uninstalling and see what happens?

                Cheers Tony
                • 5. Re: Dreamweaver MX in China
                  Level 7
                  Tony1mail wrote:
                  > Thanks for the reply Murray
                  > Excuse my ignorance but I don't understand the term Ping. How do I do this?

                  Open a Windows Command prompt (or Terminal on a Mac). Type ping followed
                  by the ftp address that you're trying to access. Then press Enter/Return.

                  Ping sends a test signal to the address and tells you whether it
                  received a reply. A successful connection will report this:

                  Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0.

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