Your best friend for file transfer.Fetch
1 machine, 2 versions of fetch w/separate prefs (5 posts)
- Started 5 years ago by moshea
- Latest reply 5 years ago from moshea
Because of our companies new firewall our IT department has made a work around that allows me to use fetch for one particular account, but it takes "forever" to get a connection. If I configure fetch's prefs to access this one account, then all my connections take forever to get to.
Q: Is there a way to have two icons in the dock; one that has the new fetch prefs (for this one account) and another icon that will launch fetch that keeps the old fetch prefs for my other accounts?
Scott McGuire Administrator
In order to provide the best advice, could you tell us which preferences you need to keep making changes to?
Under Proxy I have to now use "SOCKs 5" with the Proxy Hostname and Port for my new client.
For the other clients this is left as "None"
One other problem is that the "Port" info has to be reKeyed every time I open the program... it doesn't stick.
Jim Matthews Administrator
You could use an AppleScript to temporarily set the SOCKS preferences and connect to that one account, and then set the preferences back. In fact, you can have Fetch write the AppleScript for you. To do that you would:
1) Run Script Editor, found in the AppleScript folder of the Applications folder
2) Click the Record button in Script Editor
3) In Fetch, choose Fetch > Preferences... > Proxy
4) Set the Proxy type to SOCKS 5, and enter the proxy hostname and port
5) Connect to the account that requires use of the SOCKS proxy server
6) Choose Fetch > Preferences... > Proxy again
7) Set the Proxy type back to None
8) Go back to Script Editor and click the Stop button
9) Save the recorded AppleScript, choosing "Application" from the File Format: menu.
Then you should be able to open that saved script whenever you want to connect to the server that requires use of the SOCKS proxy.
Thanks Jim, that worked perfectly!
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