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  • Started 12 years ago by The Sonic God
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from The Sonic God
  • The Sonic God Member

    I initially did not want to register to post on this messageboard, but it appears with my situation, I don't have a choice. I need this problem solved, as Fetch is the primary tool for uploading content to my website, http://www.ultimategamers.org/. With over 800 members, I need a reliable tool, and Fetch has been that reliable, until now.

    I'm going to make a note that Fetch 3.0.3, had absolutely no problems whatsoever on my machine.

    I've used Fetch 4.0.1, for a short period of time. Now, Fetch is behaving erratically, as it will suddenly fail to load or never connect to my server. I have called my ISP, have been put on hold for 3 hours, and talked to a service tech on their side, and have reported no problems. The service tech suggested I downgrade my software. I initially used Mac OS 10.1.2, but I've restarted under OS 9.2.2 so that I could use Fetch 3.0.3. Then it worked.

    I can't explain why Fetch 4.0.1 failed to load. There were no inconsistencies, or errors, or filenames with invalid characters reported on their side. (And how could I possibly upload a filename with bad characters that would prevent Fetch from loading?)

    I have two firewalls, 2Wire Home Portal, and Norton Personal Firewall. Fetch 3.0.3 has absolutely no conflicts with that setup and works just fine. Fetch 4.0.1 refuses to load, but my firewalls report nothing when I use that app.

    My computer as follows:

    Power Mac G3 beige, upgraded with G4 ZIF 500MHz, OS 9.2.2, OS 10.1.2, 384MB RAM.

    Also note that Fetch 3.0.3 will also work normally running under the Classic environment in OS X.

    I can't explain why 4.0.1 refuses to work. I've entered my registration codes correctly.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    One common problem on OS X 10.1 and later is that the file list will not appear unless you uncheck "Use Internet Config" in the General section of Preferences and check "Use passive mode transfers (PASV)" in the Firewall section of Preferences.

    If that does not resolve the problems you've seen I'd want to look at the contents of the Fetch Transcript window after you see a problem.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • The Sonic God Member

    I've checked the preference settings, and made sure Internet Config was off and PASV was on. These settings were in check. I clicked the cancel button and loaded the FTP site. Now it works. However, I have the transcript of the most recent launch, it is quoted for you:

    System Version = 0x922
    Connecting to ftp-dom.earthlink.net port 21 (2/8/02 5:25:07 PM)
    220 rainier FTP server (Version wu-2.4(91) (Oracle-DF) Fri Nov 16 12:26:28 PST 2001) ready.
    ADAT
    500 'ADAT Hi there, do you support security?': command not understood.
    USER www.ultimategamers.org
    331 Password required for www.ultimategamers.org.
    PASS
    230 User www.ultimategamers.org logged in. Access restrictions apply.
    SYST
    215 UNIX Type: L8
    PWD
    257 "/webdocs" is current directory.
    MACB ENABLE
    500 'MACB ENABLE': command not understood.
    PWD
    257 "/webdocs" is current directory.
    CWD /webdocs
    250 CWD command successful.
    PWD
    257 "/webdocs" is current directory.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (207,217,111,93,142,107)
    LIST
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
    total 2332
    drwxrwxr-x 20 566813 720 4096 Feb 5 02:58 .
    dr-x---r-x 6 566813 65534 4096 Aug 28 16:38 ..
    drwxrwxr-x 2 566813 720 4096 Aug 31 08:46 CSC
    drwxrwxr-x 22 566813 720 4096 Sep 8 01:38 Codes
    drwxrwxr-x 2 566813 720 4096 Feb 5 06:57 MP3
    drwxrwxr-x 4 566813 720 4096 Dec 20 06:46 TEOM
    drwxrwxr-x 4 566813 720 4096 Dec 10 20:28 TLKUN
    drwxrwxr-x 3 566813 720 4096 Oct 25 07:37 UGC
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 589 Dec 26 06:46 about.htm
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 594 Dec 26 06:46 alliances.htm
    -rw-r--r-- 1 566813 720 1857143 Dec 12 19:41 aquaappearance.sit.hqx
    drwxr-xr-x 2 566813 720 4096 Jan 1 05:01 cbcolouring
    drwxr-x--x 2 566813 720 4096 Aug 28 16:38 cgi
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 591 Dec 26 06:46 contact.htm
    -rw-r--r-- 1 566813 720 276 Dec 26 06:46 contacted.htm
    drwxrwxr-x 2 566813 720 4096 Aug 28 16:38 data
    drwxrwxr-x 2 566813 720 4096 Sep 23 20:13 ezboard
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 7110 Jan 18 08:03 frame_about.htm
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 4351 Feb 8 05:22 frame_alliances.htm
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 2802 Jan 4 07:35 frame_contact.htm
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 5874 Jan 30 03:18 frame_index.htm
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 3919 Jan 18 08:06 frame_info.htm
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 2980 Jan 18 08:03 frame_legal.htm
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 12375 Jan 20 22:31 frame_team.htm
    drwxr-xr-x 18 566813 720 4096 Feb 2 08:31 images
    -rwxr--r-- 1 566813 720 590 Dec 26 06:46 index.htm
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 627 Dec 26 06:46 info.htm
    -rw-r--r-- 1 566813 720 179969 Feb 5 02:58 kilanniecub_coloured.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 1492 Jan 30 02:04 left_bar.htm
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 590 Jan 18 06:46 legal.htm
    drwxr-xr-x 5 0 0 12288 Feb 8 17:04 logs
    drwxrwxr-x 2 566813 720 4096 Jan 20 02:06 nessieexpress
    drwxrwxr-x 3 566813 720 4096 Aug 28 16:38 newsite
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 10834 Nov 17 21:07 permissions.html
    drwxr-xr-x 2 566813 720 4096 Feb 3 06:34 prf
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 2066 Nov 10 10:01 profile.css
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 24598 Jan 13 06:13 rules.html
    drwxr-xr-x 2 566813 720 4096 Jan 1 07:37 simbaworld
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 9100 Jan 14 03:11 starmembers.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 589 Dec 26 06:46 team.htm
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 543 Jan 18 07:13 team.html
    drwxrwxr-x 2 566813 720 4096 Jan 14 06:21 temp
    -rw-r--r-- 1 566813 720 84301 Jan 15 01:53 thps_hs_spidey.JPG
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 217 Dec 26 06:46 top_bar.htm
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 566813 720 216 Dec 26 06:46 topleft_bar.htm
    drwxrwxr-x 13 566813 720 4096 Sep 3 06:53 vickitty
    226 Transfer complete.

    Note this error occurred in both OS 9.2.2 and OS 10.1.2

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I'm sorry, but the transcript does not show the error you mention. What was the error? Is it still happening?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • The Sonic God Member

    I'm confused...

    The error isn't happening now, after refreshing the preferences.

    However, when the error did occur, I checked the transcript myself...the transcript only records the events as they happen. If nothing is happening, say a delay, then nothing is recorded.

    I do get quicker response time from 3.0.3 than 4.0.1, still.

    Thanks for your help, Mr. Matthews. :)

    Posted 12 years ago #

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