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Accessing Tiscali web space with FileZilla
SRD - 8-9-2008 at 07:46

I downloaded FileZilla for a trial as I'm looking for a free ftp app for MrsSRD to use to upload some photos to her Tiscali myweb site.

It keeps timing out when I try to access my myweb.tiscali.co.uk website. I can readily access the site using the ftp app in HTML-Kit and using ftp from the dos prompt. Also FileZilla will readily access my other, non Tiscali, websites.

Any ideas anyone?


Daz - 8-9-2008 at 08:38

Google Leech FTP, much better.

I'm assuming Tiscali still require you access their sites while using their A/C...?


SRD - 8-9-2008 at 10:01

Thanks, I'll give it a try.

I use T as my ISP so get the additional benefits (?) of an amount od webspace. I can log on to it by using a password, I don't need to be signed in to T to access it.


SRD - 8-9-2008 at 10:21

Hi Daz, I've tried Leechftp, similar problems with T but the error message is different:

Quote:
! Socket Error: no connection
Could not login to myweb.tiscali.co.uk


But I can login to my other, non T, sites.

T is still available through HTML-Kit and the dos prompt.


SRD - 8-9-2008 at 13:14

Got it, one has to include ftp before the myweb.tiscali.co.uk.


CrazieMom - 8-9-2008 at 13:29

Thought I'd pop in here... I used to use filezilla. Had a spot on a friends husbands work server where we'd upload stupid crap for each other using filezilla.. Someone got into our little section and set up a phishing site. What a mess that was.. Turned out that filezilla didn't encrypt information when it sent it.


ErraticToad - 28-1-2009 at 16:02

Quote:
Originally posted by CrazieMom
Thought I'd pop in here... I used to use filezilla. Had a spot on a friends husbands work server where we'd upload stupid crap for each other using filezilla.. Someone got into our little section and set up a phishing site. What a mess that was.. Turned out that filezilla didn't encrypt information when it sent it.


That isn't fiezilla's fault.

You can also use SFTP as in secure FTP if the siet you connect to allows / uses it. I'm not sure tiscali does. FTP traffic is "open" to anyone who cares to sniff it.

The background advice to this is ....

1. Don't use easy to guess passwords
2. Don't use the same password on every site / ftp
3. Change all non-secure passwords regular
4. Only use a host that supports sftp (like https)

HTH?