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alatgms

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I have tried to publish the first webpage; I get a message saying the site does not support passive publishing (PASV) and I am told to disable it. How do I do that please ?
 

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I don't think Kompozer's site manager supports PASV FTP transfers. You'll have to use a standalone FTP client or a different HTML editor tool.

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Thanks very much for your answer - I will follow up with site manager. Out of interest, can you tell me what PASV ftp is and why a site manager might not support it ? Also, can you recommend an easy for idiot to use standalone ftp client pls ?

Thanks again
Al
 

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Thanks very much for your answer - I will follow up with site manager. Out of interest, can you tell me what PASV ftp is and why a site manager might not support it ? Also, can you recommend an easy for idiot to use standalone ftp client pls ?
The quick and dirty version is this: normally, when you send a file using FTP, your FTP client opens a connection to the server and when the file is about to actually be sent, the server opens a NEW connection to your FTP client. Firewalls can block this server originated connection which will prevent FTP from working as designed. "PASV" is command to configure a "passive" FTP connection with the FTP server. In "passive" mode, the FTP client opens all connections to the FTP server and firewalls won't block that since all of the connections originate on the same machine.

Kompozer doesn't implement a fully functional FTP client which is why it doesn't support "passive" FTP transfers.

FileZilla is a popular, free FTP client. WS_FTP is another one (you should be able to find the free version through web searches).

Personally, I'm a fan of 3D-FTP on Windows. :)

I wouldn't consider any of those to be "idiot proof" but you should be able to learn how to use them fairly easily.

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alatgms

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Thanks - you have been really helpful and it's much appreciated. Not only have I now managed to publish some pages but I feel more knowledgeable too !
 
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