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    Unable to access FTP


    I've been trying to upload a sound for a bit, but I can't seem to connect to the FTP server.
    Using the FTP applet, I get this output:
    Connecting to host ... please wait
    USER ******
    PWD
    Attempting to do anything serverside results in this error message:
    Connection terminated. Reconnect?
    Attempting to reconnect yields the same results.
    I've also tried connecting to ftp://www.freesound.org/ with FireFTP, but it also tells me that it was unable to make a connection.
    I've tried running the applet in both Firefox and Internet Explorer (although I assume that probably doesn't make much of a difference), but to no avail.
    I'm certain that I'm using the correct login credentials, so what am I doing wrong?

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    I'm getting the exact same thing.....but I'm not getting a warm & fuzzy
    about getting an answer as this thread (unanswered) is a year old already...

    Has anything been done about this? Is there an answer?

    "Youth is the best time to be poor; the best time to be rich." ~Euripedes (Greek Playwright 484 BC-406 BC)
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    I recognize this.

    Try again later. Sometimes there are problems with the ftp server. Eventually you succeed

    Do not forget the files to be described later.

    To hear, you first have to listen
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    Thanks for responding. I'll keep trying.....
    Is it a time of day thing? Perhaps if I try and upload
    in the wee hours of the morning, or the afternoon etc.?

    "Youth is the best time to be poor; the best time to be rich." ~Euripedes (Greek Playwright 484 BC-406 BC)
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    I've tried for WEEKS now and can NEVER get through, with either the FTP applet, Filezilla or FireFTP.
    I don't understand why it won't work. I see that others are contributing, so something is working.

    Can someone PLEASE fix this? :evil: It is frustrating to the extreme.

    "Youth is the best time to be poor; the best time to be rich." ~Euripedes (Greek Playwright 484 BC-406 BC)
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    Hi Buskieboy,

    I use fireFTP without a problem. All I can do is show the Account settings that work for me, to check against your own.

    In "create/edit Account" I have the following set.

    Account Manager:-
    Main:-
    Account Name: Freesound (but anything will work here)
    Host: www.freesound.org/ (Note this does not start with ftp.. or http.. etc)
    ID:-
    Login: strangely_gnarled (your user name)
    Password: ********* (your normal freesound password)

    Connection Type:-
    Passive mode (ticked)
    Security none
    Port: 21

    Advanced:-
    All fields blank (default)

    Also under Tools/options I have "When transfering files use:"- set to Automatic mode.

    Other than checking that your Firewall isn't blocking the connection (by temporarily turning it off for a test) I can think of no other way to help you.

    Wibby.

    Heaven in the sky is to die for, Heaven on earth is to live for.
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    I have tried and tried since this post to upload my files and STILL find no joy.
    For some reason it seems like it doesn't even connect. I NEVER see the other
    end (freesound). With the Java applet, it just quits, with FireFTP it just won't
    connect.
    I am just SOL I guess. I have no problem with any other site in which I need
    to upload; Photobucket, Facebook etc. I don't know why this site is so difficult.
    Why can't they use a no fuss uploader like those sites?

    "Youth is the best time to be poor; the best time to be rich." ~Euripedes (Greek Playwright 484 BC-406 BC)
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    Hi Buskieboy,

    Change your password (in "Contol panel - Your data - profile"wink and try again. I think I've read a post somewhere in the forums whick indicated that the ftp upload pages didn't like some passwords. Since the ftp doesn't work for you with the Java applet or fireftp or filezilla, I think it must be something in your profile or your computers security settings, i.e. firewall. Remember, the FTP works flawlessly for 99.99 percent of users.

    If this step helps - or it doesn't help, post it here so that anybody else with the same problem can read it.

    Good luck,
    Wibby.

    Heaven in the sky is to die for, Heaven on earth is to live for.
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    I'm a new member and want to upload my files. I click the "FTP applet" link at left and get to the "File uploading applet" page, but there is no applet there. No pop-up either. Any suggestions? I'm running IE9 on Windows Vista.

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    I have the same problem as the user who made this thread. I've tried using 3 different browsers and changing my password to no avail.

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    Hazzah! Changing my password seemed to work! I had to do it 3 times
    but it finally recognized me. All is well with the world.

    Seriously, FSP should look into using a different uploader. This FTP applet
    is wonky and hard to work with.

    "Youth is the best time to be poor; the best time to be rich." ~Euripedes (Greek Playwright 484 BC-406 BC)
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    Yay, after changing my password 3 times as well it worked eventually. Thanks for your help Buskie Boy.

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