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Wednesday, July 20, 2005
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I am trying to get the combination of BlogJet FTP working from behind an ISA Server 2004 connecting to DasBlog. 

Has anyone worked with this particular combination before and gotten it to work?  I have no issues with the blog postings but it is the BlogJet FTP (which allows one to embed pictures in blog postings) that I am having issues with. I could be wrong, but I do not think that ISA is the issue but I thought I would mention it just for completeness sake.

I keep getting an error that  “Test failed. Please check your settings. Cannot upload test file. Access is denied.”  My ISP does support FTP and I have no issues logging in with a regular FTP Client.


I had pinged Scott to see if he was using the BlogJet FTP functionality and he let me know that he was.  He also mentioned something about an FTP related firewall configurationISA Server 2004 that made me come back to the firewall as a problem source.  And it was indeed an ISA Server Problem!  I recently upgraded to SBS2003 SP1 which upgraded my firewall from ISA Server 2000 to ISA Server 2004.  It would appear that by default ISA Server configures FTP to be read only.  I found the following two weblog entries to be very helpful in resolving my issues:

One curious note was that while the FTP functionality now works (You should be seeing an ISA 2004 graphic on this entry), the BlogJet “Test this configuration…” did NOT work for me.

Tags:: Musings
7/20/2005 10:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time  |  Comments [5]  |  Disclaimer  |  Permalink   
Friday, July 22, 2005 8:49:09 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Anil, I am sure you have checed the ftp settings but do check it once again. I had a similar problem but later found out that I was putting something wrong in ftp settings window. Let us know how you go with it.
Saturday, July 23, 2005 6:58:07 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Tejas --- Just checked it again with no success. I've just pinged my ISP to find out if there is something that I am not doing right on my end.
Anil John
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 10:11:17 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Yay! As a side note: DasBlog 1.8 (source available now, bins available soon) adds support for pre- and post-dating posts using the version of BlogJet you already have. Feel free to get the new stuff and test it for me. ;)
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 1:48:01 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Good to see that you found the source of the problem.
Thursday, October 27, 2005 6:57:33 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
BlogJet is a nice utility. For a full, Office 2003-style blog editor, also check out RocketPost:

It's the most advanced blog editor out right now (I designed it).

Supports dasBlog and FTP.
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