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  • Started 11 years ago by uksponge
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • uksponge Member

    when i try and connect i get error message. error:the server dropped the connection(it may be to busy).
    im using fetch 4 on a mac 9.2 and im connected using adsl.when i connect using a standard modem it works fine.please someone help me as i sick of having to get on my knees to change all the cables.......

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Could you post the contents of the Fetch Transcript window after you get that message? Choose "Fetch Transcript" from the Window menu to reveal the window.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • uksponge Member

    Connecting to port 21 (18/6/02 6:21:23 pm)
    Connecting to uploads.webspace.freeserve.net port 21 (18/6/02 6:22:02 pm)

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    That server is dropping my connections too -- are you sure that's the right hostname? Have you asked freeserver.net whether their service is currently available?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • uksponge Member

    yeah i emailed them and they say its
    uploads.webspace.freeserve.com

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    That name (with .com instead of .net) doesn't work for me either. You can tell them that their server does not appear to be responding.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • uksponge Member

    i phoned them and ask about the problem and they said that i cant use the boardband internet deal i have with there service and i have to use my standard 56k modem.that works but i have to keep unpluging shit everytime i want to upload something.but at lead i still get to use fetch which is by far the best ftp.thanks for all your help.

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • bdikkat Member

    i got this problem as soon as i switched from a 56k dialup connection to adsl.. i can't ftp to my own isp's 'webspace' server... i get the message "error:the server dropped the connection(it may be to busy)"... i strongly suspect that if i tried with dialup i'd get a connection (like i did yesterday on dialup) ... but why do we get this problem?

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The server administrator is blocking connections from people who aren't using their dialup service. That's basically a business policy decision on their part; it doesn't have anything to do with Fetch.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • acanthus Member

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    The server administrator is blocking connections from people who aren't using their dialup service. That's basically a business policy decision on their part; it doesn't have anything to do with Fetch.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    I have the same problem using fetch for about two months now. When I was using it as a trial, it perfectly worked fine even when I was using adsl modem. After, bought the license, it just doesn't worked anymore. Everytime I tried to make a connection, it gets dropped. I spent ages and ages discussing this problem with BT openworld, and they can't find the problem. If they are blocking connection from people not using their dial up service, why can I make a connection using FTP commander in my PC? I hope you can shed light into this, because it is a lot of hassle switching from Mac to PC everytime I have to update our website.

    Acanthus

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Acanthus:

    Could you post the contents of the Fetch Transcript window after trying to connect, and a transcript from FTP commander too? Is your PC connected to the same DSL line as your Mac?

    I should note that Fetch does not do anything differently when it's in trial mode (other than ask you to purchase a license); the fact that things broke around the time you purchased a license is just a coincidence.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

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