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  • Started 12 years ago by mcduff
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from mcduff
  • mcduff Member

    When logging in to my website ftp server with Fetch 4.01, I get the following 500 syntax error messages. I am connecting through an adsl line and running Mac OS 9.21 on a Blue/White G3. I would like to know what causes these errors and if I can do anything about them.

    1: ADAT
    500 Syntax error, command unrecognized.
    2: MACB ENABLE
    500 Syntax error, command unrecognized.

    Thanks...

    [fetch transcript]
    System Version = 0x921
    Connecting to 205.206.44.165 port 21 (11/27/01 3:30:14 PM)
    220 ftp.goway.com NcFTPd Server (licensed copy) ready.
    ADAT
    500 Syntax error, command unrecognized.
    USER goway
    331 User goway okay, need password.
    PASS
    230-You are user #1 of 50 simultaneous users allowed.
    230-
    230 Restricted user logged in.
    SYST
    215 UNIX Type: L8
    PWD
    257 "/" is cwd.
    MACB ENABLE
    500 Syntax error, command unrecognized.
    PWD
    257 "/" is cwd.
    CWD web
    250 "/web" is new cwd.
    PWD
    257 "/web" is cwd.
    PORT 192,168,1,2,216,144
    200 PORT command successful.
    LIST

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Those syntax errors should not cause any problems. Fetch sends those commands to find out whether the server supports them. If a server receives a command it does not recognize it should respond with the 500 code and otherwise ignore the command.

    Some servers have bugs that are triggered by unknown commands. To work around those bugs you can run the SetSecretOptions script in the Fetch Example Scripts folder and tell Fetch to stop sending MACB and ADAT.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • mcduff Member

    Thanks Jim,

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    Those syntax errors should not cause any problems. Fetch sends those commands to find out whether the server supports them. If a server receives a command it does not recognize it should respond with the 500 code and otherwise ignore the command.

    Some servers have bugs that are triggered by unknown commands. To work around those bugs you can run the SetSecretOptions script in the Fetch Example Scripts folder and tell Fetch to stop sending MACB and ADAT.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

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