FrontPage login problems - just one site on the server
I've never used FrontPage before, but I have a friend who's hosting a site on my server and he'd like to use it. The problem is I can't connect to his account using FP. I get the following error, even before it asks me for a password:
The folder 'http://domainname.com' isn't accessible. The folder may be located in an unavailable location, protected with a password, or the filename contains a / or \.
I've tried unloading and reloading FP extensions. I've tried deleting the .htaccess and letting FP make a new one. Neither worked.
I FTP transfered his site over to my server from another server that he had been using FP, so it had all his FP extensions. Maybe that's what's causing the problem? Left over extensions? I thought then when I unloaded extensions it would delete them all, but maybe it's missing something?
The really strange part is I have another site on that box just sitting idle so I set it up with FP extensions as a test and I can get to it just fine. So it doesn't sound like an Apache or other server setting.
I've compared files and permissions and they seem to match exactly between the site that FP does work on and the site that it doesn't.
Interesting about the FTP issue. Since I FTP'd the entire site up from his old host I'm not sure how I would get around that. Also, the link mentions FTP'd files can cause FP corruption, but it doesn't say what a symptom of that corruption looks like. I can't even get to a login screen so it seems file corruption wouldn't come into play.
I've also tried renaming the public_html file to a temp name, then creating a new public_html file and reinstalling FP extensions. I thought that if there was a corrupt file in there somewhere that I could trick FP into thinking it was a fresh install. It did do a fresh install, but I continue to have the same problem logging in.
I suppose as a last resort I could delete the entire site and remake it, but that's a lot of hassle. I'll have to reinstall OScommerce and a few other scripts.
Thanks Peter. I did try it and it didn't seem to make a difference. However it also gave me a chown error at the end of reinstalling. Maybe that's the whole problem? It's not able to change the owner when it installs FP extensions? I don't see that error when installing extensions through WHM.
dynamicnet I thought about this some more and I'm now guessing you meant the root files /etc/passwd and /etc/group, not the etc directory in each user?
I looked through the /etc/passwd file and it looked fine, but the /etc/group file had a strange entry for the user I'm having trouble with. The account username is "username" and the entry line in /etc/group read:
None of the other username entries have the extra 1 or 11 as shown in red above.
So I pico'd that file and got rid of the extra 1 and 11. Now when I reinstall FP extensions via root using IEH-Peter's commands I no longer get the CHOWN error. Yeah! Unfortunately I still get the same FP error when trying to connect to that account.