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.....connection could not be opened because the server is unreachable. (6 posts)

  • Started 1 year ago by widowbryant
  • Latest reply 1 year ago from Jim Matthews
  • widowbryant Member

    Hello. This morning I suddenly got an error message.

    Last night it was fine. I tried connecting to another server, and also to update Fetch and got the same message for all. Tried dumping preference file, same error. I can get in to ftp using a web interface, but every server I try to connect to using Fetch doesn't work. Help?

    The following is my transcript file. Thank you!

    An FTP connection to “widowbryant.com” could not be opened because the server is unreachable. (Check your network connection and settings in the Network pane of System Preferences, and try again.)
    Fetch 5.7.3 (5H683) Intel (Web Store) running on Mac OS X 10.7.5 (11G63) Intel English
    StuffIt Engine 0x820, StuffIt SDK Version 10.1.1b1
    Partial serial FETCH55001-27BN-KZ32 T
    Connecting to widowbryant.com port 21 (Mac OS X firewall is allowing connections) (7/17/13 12:22 PM)
    An FTP connection to “widowbryant.com” could not be opened because the server is unreachable. (Check your network connection and settings in the Network pane of System Preferences, and try again.)
    Update check skipped at 7/17/13 12:24 PM (next check after 7/22/13 11:26 PM)
    Connecting to widowbryant.com port 21 (Mac OS X firewall is allowing connections) (7/17/13 12:25 PM)
    An FTP connection to “widowbryant.com” could not be opened because the server is unreachable. (Check your network connection and settings in the Network pane of System Preferences, and try again.)
    Connecting to widowbryant.com port 21 (Mac OS X firewall is allowing connections) (7/17/13 12:25 PM)
    An FTP connection to “widowbryant.com” could not be opened because the server is unreachable. (Check your network connection and settings in the Network pane of System Preferences, and try again.)
    Connecting to widowbryant.com port 21 (Mac OS X firewall is allowing connections) (7/17/13 12:36 PM)
    An FTP connection to “widowbryant.com” could not be opened because the server is unreachable. (Check your network connection and settings in the Network pane of System Preferences, and try again.)
    Connecting to cclab2.sscc.edu port 1009 (Mac OS X firewall is allowing connections) (7/17/13 12:38 PM)
    An FTP with TLS/SSL connection to “cclab2.sscc.edu” could not be opened because the server is unreachable. (Check your network connection and settings in the Network pane of System Preferences, and try again.)
    Connecting to widowbryant.com port 21 (Mac OS X firewall is allowing connections) (7/17/13 12:39 PM)
    An FTP connection to “widowbryant.com” could not be opened because the server is unreachable. (Check your network connection and settings in the Network pane of System Preferences, and try again.)

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    You might try restarting your Mac. Please let me know if that does not fix the problem; the widowbryant.com server appears to be reachable from here.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • widowbryant Member

    I did. I restarted everything, from the modem to my laptop. I even put all the info in manually, making sure my password was correct. I trashed the prefs
    file and none of it made any difference.

    Guess the next step is to reinstall Fetch. That's all I can think of to do.

    Please note that I've used this program on nearly a daily basis for like 14 years, and this is the first I've ever seen of this.

    Thank you!

    Edited 1 year ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    windowbryant.com is now unreachable for me. I would contact the web hosting company that hosts it, and let them know about the problem.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • widowbryant Member

    Thanks Jim. I love your program!

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks! I hope the hosting company has a quick fix for the problem.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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