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4.0.2 Can't Access Unix Files in OS 10/1/5, but can in OS 9.2.2 (4 posts)

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  • Started 11 years ago by BLEE99
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • BLEE99 Member

    Hi,

    I was able to use Fetch 4.0.2 to connect to a server in OS 9.2.2, but not in OS 10.1.5.

    I am on a company LAN behind a firewall - the Unix machine I am trying to access is behind the same firewall and I have used Fetch in other Mac OS 8.6 and 9.2.2 versions to get access to this and other Unix computer files. I have never had to use any proxy servers etc. for this.

    I get an error saying "There is no host by that name"

    The Fetch Transcript is:

    Fetch 4.0.2 System 0x1015 Serial FETCHFL001-H55F-7LL2 TR
    Connecting to sisko port 21 (7/25/02 6:20:24 PM)

    That's it - it really acts as if the Unix Computer is not there!

    I am able to use Fetch in OS X to fetch on the internet, such as on your site.

    Thanks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    It sounds like your OS 9.2.2 computer knows how to look up the address of the host "sisko" but your OS X system doesn't. Perhaps the OS 9.2.2 computer has a special Hosts file with that name defined?

    One workaround would be to find out the IP address of sisko and enter that in the Host field instead of the name.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • BLEE99 Member

    Hi Jim,

    I solved my problem - in OS X Fetch 4.0.2 I needed some extension information on the host name. In 0S 9.2.2 just the first part of the host name was needed - I have no reason why.....

    To solve the problem, I used the successful 9.2.2 Fetch transcript to find the IP address of the host that had my path (not the same unix host as I was trying to login to - apparently I get directed to another host through my path) I then used the OS X network utility to look up that address - lo and behold the host name that came back had an extension on it. I then used the same extension on the name of the host I wanted and Fetch in OS X recognized the host. Yahoo!

    Any idea why the 9.2.2 system with Fetch can use abbreviated host names???

    Thanks for the initial guiding tip on IP addresses.

    BLEE99

    [This message has been edited by BLEE99 (edited 07-26-2002).]

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The 9.2.2 machine might be configured (in the TCP/IP control panel) to look for names in a certain domain (that's the extension you discovered). It's probably possible to configure OS X to do the same thing, by adding the extension to the "Search Domains" field in the Network pane of System Preferences.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

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