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Blogger?
« on: August 20, 2008, 05:57:19 pm »
Hey, I'm gearing up to put up a whole new design for my site. This includes a new art/news blog via Blogger. I was able to do this pretty easily when I was on Dreamhost, but I know Xepher operates somewhat differently. It says it can use SFTP to post, which would probably work, right? I just want to know how to get it set up well before I start hacking the new design together.

So are there any special instructions to getting Blogger to work on Xepher?

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Re: Blogger?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008, 05:04:15 am »
I've never used blogger, so I don't have any specific know-how there. However, if it says it supports SFTP then I don't see why it shouldn't work.

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Re: Blogger?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2008, 01:06:22 am »
Hm, okay. I tried it with the SFTP settings, and the authorization failed, apparently. I think it may just be a password issue. With my SCP program, I don't even have to enter a password to long on -- which I've been wondering about -- so I don't know what you put in that field. Here's the info as I entered it (or as Blogger automatically entered for me in a couple of spots):

FTP Server: jinxville.xepher.net
Blog URL: http://jinxville.xepher.net/uncanny
FTP Path: jinxville.xepher.net/uncanny/
Blog Filename: index.html
Feed Filename: atom.xml

And then my username and password. The username I'm sure about. The password, not so much, as I stated above. Any ideas?

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Re: Blogger?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2008, 06:13:51 am »
FTP is not the same as SFTP... there is no regular FTP server here, so make sure it's actually trying SFTP/SCP.

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Re: Blogger?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008, 06:43:56 pm »
Triple-checked, and yes, this is the SFTP setting.

Edit: Changed the path to "public_html/uncanny" but got the same error message.

Edit #2: Did some googling, and it looks like some people have fixed authorization errors by making sure that PasswordAuthentication was turned on in their sshd_configs. I don't really understand what that means, but maybe it'll help?
« Last Edit: August 23, 2008, 06:53:43 pm by Jinxville »

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Re: Blogger?
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2008, 07:01:52 pm »
Well, you can only change settings for SSHD if you own/run your own server, so it's not a per-user thing. It has been disabled on xepher.net, because it shouldn't be needed by most things, and having it on slightly weakens security, but after a little bit of research, I think it's safe enough. I'll go ahead and enable it, so give it another try and see if it works now.

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Re: Blogger?
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2008, 12:46:21 am »
Argh, still getting the same error message. What's the right thing to put in the password field. I've just been putting in my username. If I can give it a password, maybe it'll authorize.

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Re: Blogger?
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2008, 07:16:11 am »
Well, you'd have to give it both your username AND password for it to even have a chance at connecting. Neither is gonna be optional. If you've been using the wrong thing, it's possible blogger got banned by the server security. 5 bad login attempts and it'll ban the IP for 5 hours. If you had it try a bunch of times with the wrong (or no) password, it's likely on that ban list, and you'll have to wait 5 hours to try again.

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Re: Blogger?
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2008, 03:35:39 pm »
I know passwords aren't optional, but I don't seem to use one when I log in with my SCP program, so I have no idea what password to use. Please PM me my actual password? And no, I haven't been hitting it five times at once. Two or three failed attempts in a five hour span is plenty for me.

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Re: Blogger?
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2008, 05:38:32 pm »
Sorry if that came across as insulting or something, but you said "I've just been putting in my username." So I wanted to be clear on that.

I've emailed your password to you.

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Re: Blogger?
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2008, 12:21:28 am »
Thanks! I feel like an idiot for not thinking of just logging in to my account to change the password. Anyway, it totally works now, so I'm happy.