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  • Started 12 years ago by Ray-El
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Ray-El Member

    I'm new to FTP. I haven't tried to use it in years and have never tried to configure it on my own.

    I just connected a Mac G3 (OS 8.6) directly with a PC (Windows 98) using a cross patch cable. I set up the PC as the FTP server and am using Fetch on the Mac as the client. I configured the FTP server to allow me access to drive C on the PC.

    The FTP server software and Fetch tell me they are connected okay, but I can't seem to get to drive C...or any other drive for that matter. I did something while I was playing around in Fetch (I'm not sure what) and I was allowed access to the desktop of the PC. I was able to upload and download files with no problem. But when I closed down Fetch to see if I could recreate that connection, I couldn't seem to get it back up. I didn't change any settings, so I'm assuming there must be something I'm not doing in the login process.

    I noticed that the directory folder at the top of the Fetch window only has a "/" on it and it's the only available option. When I use the change directory menu option and type in any directories, it automatically puts that slash in front of whatever I enter and then says it can't find the file (because the location I'm looking for shouldn't have that slash in its name). I looked through all the menu options, but I couldn't find any that would let me change that slash to the name of one of my PC directories. And I think the one time I was able to see files on the PC, it was because I did something in combination with that menu and the option that lets you select from recent connections. But I just can't recreate whatever it was I did.

    Any suggestions? Thanks.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    FTP servers typically use UNIX-style directory paths (e.g. "/dir1/dir2/dir3/") even on Windows computers, which have a different style. It may be that your server expects paths of the form "/C/dir1/dir2" where C is a drive letter. It would help to see the contents of the Fetch Transcript window after you login; to open that window choose "Fetch Transcript" from the Window menu.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

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