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I ask my admin for making a sftp account. Everything works well in FireFTP, CuteFTP for instance but one day I open sftp through my PHPDesigner... Surprisingly / can be viewed and every file in it too.

What's may be wrong with sftp configuration? Does anybody know about such a thing?

Thank you.

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closed as off topic by Chris S, John Gardeniers, voretaq7 Nov 16 '12 at 16:57

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What does "works well" look like. Describe what you were expecting and what you got. Being able to see / and everything else isn't necessarily a problem. –  dunxd Jul 22 '11 at 12:09
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Ask your admin. It's their system. –  womble Jul 22 '11 at 12:10
    
Works well means I go to the directory like /home/user/www/site –  AndyS Jul 22 '11 at 12:16
    
This site is not for users, it is for system administrator only. Please ask your admin. –  Chris S Jul 22 '11 at 22:14
    
I understand this but I am not a naive user. I see nobody knows... close my q. Special thanks to womble. –  AndyS Jul 23 '11 at 6:47

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I'd hazard a guess that your other SFTP clients are changing to the ~ directory (your home directory) by default, and PHPDesigner isn't.

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Only host, login and password. No ~ directory. –  AndyS Jul 22 '11 at 12:15

Have you asked your admin to make the SFTP server map incoming clients directly to the user directory? And to give your account only the permissions needed to do this?

If you show the admin a screen shot of what happens in PHPDesigner, maybe they will want to do what you want!

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Yes, I have asked him. He does not want to repair it. And it seems to me he cannot. –  AndyS Jul 23 '11 at 19:43
    
Would need to know server operating system and SFTP software to help. And admin needs to want help! If admin doesn't want to fix this, how can anyone here help? –  Paul Jul 26 '11 at 13:46

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