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can't connect to ftp sites (4 posts)

  • Started 7 years ago by gypsygirl325
  • Latest reply 6 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • gypsygirl325 Member

    I can't connect to ftp sites when at home. When I leave my apt and use a wireless connection somewhere else it works. There must be something wrong with my connection. This is what happens at home:

    When I try to connect to an FTP site I get this message:
    Fetch could not get the file list because the FTP server sent an unexpected response.
    Check the Fetch transcript window for more information. Server responded: "I won't open a connection to 192.168.1.102 (only to 24.215.212.9)

    When I open the transcript window it reads:
    Fetch 5.2.1 (5C263) PowerPC running on Mac OS X 10.4.9 (8R218) PowerPC English
    StuffIt Engine 0x820, StuffIt SDK Version 10.1.1b1
    Partial serial FETCH5X001-LFBZ-EJKG T
    Connecting to ftp.earthspectrum.net port 21 (Mac OS X firewall is on) (9/17/07 5:23:13 PM)
    Update check skipped at 09/17/2007 05:25 PM (next check after 09/23/2007 11:42 AM)

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Do you have a wireless network, or a router to share your Internet connection between multiple computer, in your apartment?

    I would try the following:

    * First, go to the Fetch menu, choose Preferences, and make sure the "Use passive mode transers (PASV)" setting is checked. If it was unchecked, check it and try connecting again.

    * If that doesn't work - and only if that doesn't work - turn off your Mac OS X firewall temporarily and then try to connect. Does that fix the problem? (To turn off the Mac OS X firewall, go to the Mac OS X System Preferences, click the Sharing icon, click the Firewall tab, and click the Stop button.)

    Let us know if either of those help.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • gypsygirl325 Member

    I checked the (PASV) setting and that seemed to do the trick. Thanks for solving this - it is a huge help!!!

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    You're welcome - glad to hear that fixed it. Thanks for the followup.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

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