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

    this is same as my previous post only i registered for the email . unable to activate incoming stuff on my ftp site set up with trial fetch4.03 on G4 os 9. opened a new directory named drop. selected it. set permision to owner rwx, others wx. but at ftp.sonic.net/pub/users/yehtung/drop there is only column headings ; name, file type, size but no way to type anythng in when dragged a jpg photo in, it shows up in internetexpress window. back home at fetch, drop directory has nothing. what's wrong? am waiting to solve it before buying.

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The server (ftp.sonic.net) will not show you any files in the drop directory if you are logged in anonymously. You have to log into your yehtung account on ftp.sonic.net to see the files that users drop there (I put a file called fetchicon.gif, as a test). If you do not see anything, try choosing "Refresh File List" from the Directories menu.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • yehtung Member

    thanks, jim. i got it.did you just drag that file into the window, or did you have to do something else? i have to tell my partners who seem to be having trouble.

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I used the Put button in Fetch, but dragging the file in should work as well.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • yehtung Member

    my partner cannot use the put button because she does not have fetch. drag and drop doesn't do it. she got the same result that i did, picture shows up in the explorer window, but not in my drop when i log into my account with fetch. there is still somethng that is missing. the site she goes to is ftp://ftp.sonic.net/pub/users/yehtung/ she drags her picture into the drop folder.does anonymous have to have a fetcher to make a drop?

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    That sounds like a problem with the browser your partner is using -- do you know which one it is, and what version? Some browsers do not have very good support for FTP uploads, and in those cases it may be necessary to use a dedicated FTP client like Fetch. I just tried uploading with Internet Explorer for the Mac and that did not work, and I know that Safari does not support FTP uploads.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • yehtung Member

    Well, that explains why i can't drop myself anything. i am using internet explorer on mac, then tried safari and netscape. with the latter couldn't even get to the ftp site. at all error-50 is the window. my partner is using AOL browser, the latest version. what do you suggest. what browser on mac supports ftp?

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I think the last time I uploaded files to an FTP server using a browser I was using Netscape Navigator 4.7. I could have sworn that Mac Internet Explorer had that feature at some point, but perhaps it's been dropped. I know that Windows Internet Explorer supports FTP uploads.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

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