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Connection Problems.. almost solved. (4 posts)

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

    Scott,

    I read the earlier thread "Can't Open Data Connection" and it solved one of my connection problems in that since I checked the Miscellaneous Prefs "LIST _al" box, my connections are successful every time (so far), rather than just "occasionally".

    I just thought I'd say "thanks" and mention this, in case others have the same problem, but I'd also like to ask a further question.

    I'm connecting to a Windows 2003 server (IIS6 for hosting service) with a Titanftp enterprise ftp server - from my G5 PPC.

    OK, so now I can get in each time, and upload stuff, but I can't change the permissions on either my cgi or data files. I'm working with the guys at the hosting service, and they say I should be able to (but we're still working on it).

    This is an example of what I get when I try to change permissions :

    SITE CHMOD 755 AddNewStudent.cgi
    502 command not implemented.
    ftp_cmd/ftp_user: -30000 (state == SETTING_PERMS)

    Do you have any advice?

    Denis

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Denis,

    We're a little surprised that the hosting company thinks this is possible, because reply from the server seems to be saying that it isn't (Fetch is sending the standard command for changing permissions, and the server is replying "command not implemented").

    Could you ask the hosting company for a transcript of an FTP client where changing the permissions of a file works, so we can see what command this server expects?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • denisw Member

    Scott,

    I've been talking to the guys from the hosting company, and it seems as though the Windows 2003 server does not accept "chmod" commands (at all). No transcript, I'm afraid.

    It's not always easy (for me) to understand the ins and outs, but there must be another way to change permissions from a Mac, and as yet I haven't quite understood what that is.

    Have you come across this before, regarding chmod and the Windows 2003?

    More later, as I keep investigating.

    Denis

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Denis,

    Unfortunately, if the Windows 2003 server doesn't accept chmod commands (or have an alternative command for setting permissions via FTP), there's no way to set permissions from the Mac using Fetch (or other FTP clients).

    You might be able to change permissions using the command line by logging into the server with ssh or telnet, if your server supports that sort of connection.

    And yes, we know there are servers out there that do not support the chmod command, although they are becoming rarer. Many Windows-based servers emulate the chmod command (which is originally a Unix command), but it seems your server isn't one of them.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

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