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  • Started 10 years ago by revolution
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from revolution
  • revolution Member

    Hi everyone

    Since OS X was launched I've experimented with various combinations of FTP clients and servers. While Fetch is our favorite (and we have an existing license for it) FTP client, this server may busy error is a real pain.

    However, the suggested script (modified for the version) works a treat:

    tell application "Fetch 4.0.3"
    set dont send ADAT to true
    end tell

    Put that into AppleScript and save it in your Startup folder as an Application with no window.

    For the Fetch developers - Fetch connects fine but that command seems to kill the connection at login. I've tried it with GuildFTPd and BPFTPd. Same result each time. I've heard other rumours that changing the TTL on routers has helped - don't see why :/

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    In Fetch 4.0.3 you don't have to use AppleScript, you can choose "Don't send ADAT probe command" from the Obscure Options pop-up in the Misc. section of Preferences. And you don't have to put it in your Startup folder; once you choose that setting it will stick.

    GuildFTPd has a bug that causes sending that command to end a session, and it sounds like BPFTPd does too. FTP servers are supposed to politely decline commands that they don't recognize.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • revolution Member

    Thanks for the quick reply. Agree completely about the graceful disconnection. Not sure that option should be in the depths of Fetch (and not documented too well) when it's such a show stopper.

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    In Fetch 4.0.3 you don't have to use AppleScript, you can choose "Don't send ADAT probe command" from the Obscure Options pop-up in the Misc. section of Preferences. And you don't have to put it in your Startup folder; once you choose that setting it will stick.

    GuildFTPd has a bug that causes sending that command to end a session, and it sounds like BPFTPd does too. FTP servers are supposed to politely decline commands that they don't recognize.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

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