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

    I am now using OS10.2.3 and the very bad OS10 version of AOL client, via cable modem.
    Using Fetch 4.0.2 I can not connect to my AOL site to upload new files and using the aol press/upload option is pretty slow (drag and drop rocks).
    I have no probs with non AOL sites that I access.

    Any Ideas?

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    What are the contents of the Fetch Transcript window after you try to connect to AOL?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • stagsimon Member

    I have no problem with my earthlink site or my business site hosted by a local company, when I log on to aol and try to use fetch I get a generic 'list of folders/documents" not my ftp site.

    the transcript looks like this ...

    Fetch 4.0.3 System 0x1023 Serial FETCHFL001-LV43-3471 TR
    Connecting to ftp-www.earthlink.net port 21 (1/25/03 10:54:40 PM)
    220 FTP-WWW server ready
    USER stagsimon
    331 Password required for stagsimon.
    PASS
    230-
    230- Your disk quota is: 10.00 megabytes
    230- Your disk usage is: 1.82 megabytes (18.18% of quota)
    230-
    230 User stagsimon logged in.
    SYST
    215 UNIX Type: L8
    PWD
    257 "/webdocs" is current directory.
    MACB ENABLE
    500 MACB not understood.
    PWD
    257 "/webdocs" is current directory.
    PWD
    257 "/webdocs" is current directory.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (207,217,98,200,190,42).
    LIST
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
    -rw-r--r-- 1 freeuser wwwfree 4768 May 10 2002 1971_stag.htm
    -rw-r--r-- 1 freeuser wwwfree 4813 May 10 2002 1998_t509_-_speed_triple.htm
    -rw-r--r-- 1 freeuser wwwfree 84278 May 10 2002 T509.jpg
    drwxr-xr-x 2 freeuser wwwfree 4096 May 10 2002 data
    -rw-r--r-- 1 freeuser wwwfree 562 May 10 2002 graphs.htm
    drwxr-xr-x 2 freeuser wwwfree 4096 May 10 2002 images
    -rw-r--r-- 1 freeuser wwwfree 970 May 10 2002 index.htm
    -rw-r--r-- 1 freeuser wwwfree 2458 May 10 2002 macOS.GIF
    -rw-r--r-- 1 freeuser wwwfree 554 May 10 2002 screens.htm
    -rw-r--r-- 1 freeuser wwwfree 40614 May 10 2002 stag simon.gif
    drwxr-xr-x 2 freeuser wwwfree 4096 May 10 2002 stagpics
    drwxr-xr-x 2 freeuser wwwfree 4096 May 10 2002 triplepics
    226 Transfer complete.
    PWD
    257 "/webdocs" is current directory.
    Connecting to members.aol.com port 21 (1/25/03 10:56:10 PM)
    220-Guest logins are "ftp" or "anonymous". Please use your full e-mail
    220-address as the password when accessing the archive as a guest user.
    220-
    220 mbr-s21 FTP server (Version wu-2.4(31) Mon Nov 19 11:23:49 EST 2001) ready.
    USER ftp
    331 Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as password.
    PASS
    230-Welcome to our AOL Members' FTP/WWW Site!
    230-
    230-This site is made available for internet users to exchange
    230-files via FTP and access user web pages. Each AOL user has
    230-a disk quota of 2Mb; please respect this limit on uploads.
    230-
    230-You must "cd" to the AOL user's screen name to access their
    230-data. There is no casual browsing of user archives.
    230-
    230-The AOL FTP GUI requires you specify the initial directory
    230-(AOL username) after the "Other Site" name, eg.
    230- members:/username
    230-if you do not wish to be placed in your own directory. The
    230-alias "users" may also be used in place of "members".
    230-
    230-Please read the "/usersFAQ.txt" document for answers to some
    230-frequently asked questions about using this site.
    230-
    230-All transfers are logged. FTP questions or problem reports
    230-should be sent via e-mail to "ftpmaster@aol.com".
    230-
    230-Please Note: The members.aol.com servers will be rebooted on
    230-Sunday mornings at 05:00EST (10:00GMT).
    230-
    230-Thank-you for choosing AOL!
    230-
    230-
    230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
    SYST
    215 UNIX Type: L8
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    MACB ENABLE
    500 'MACB ENABLE': command not understood.
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (205,188,134,217,141,132)
    LIST
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for .
    total 2708
    drwxr-xr-x 7 0 995 512 Feb 8 2002 .
    drwxr-xr-x 7 0 995 512 Feb 8 2002 ..
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 995 927 Jun 23 1999 .welcome
    drwxr-xr-x 2 0 995 512 Jun 23 1999 bin
    -rw------- 1 0 500 1358864 Feb 1 2002 core
    drwxr-xr-x 2 0 1 512 Jul 19 1999 dev
    drwxr-xr-x 100 0 995 2048 Jul 3 2002 etc
    drwxr-xr-x 2 0 995 512 Jun 23 1999 sbin
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 995 161 Jun 23 1999 usersCGI.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 995 7415 Sep 22 1999 usersFAQ.txt
    drwxr-xr-x 4 0 995 512 Jan 31 2000 usr
    226 Transfer complete.
    PWD
    257 "/webdocs" is current directory.
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    AOL uses an unusual system for its FTP space. Instead of identifying users by the userid and password they provide, the AOL FTP server identifies them by the address they are connecting from. It looks like this system is not working with the OS X AOL client, with the result that it is treating you like an anonymous guest user. You can contact AOL about this, but I wouldn't be surprised if they replied that they don't support using non-AOL software to access the AOL FTP server.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

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