Your best friend for file transfer.

Fetch application logoFetch

Fetch 5.2 Faster in the Background (5 posts)

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

    I'm running Mac OSX 10.4.8 and Fetch 5.2.
    If Fetch is in the background, it uploads and downloads about twice as fast as when it is the front app. Why?

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    This is not an issue we've had reported before, or seen in our testing. Could you please try a few things, and send us some more information?

    First, try restarting your Macintosh and see if the problem still happens after you do that.

    If it does, we'd like to see a transcript showing the same file being transferring in the background and the foreground.

    To do this, download a file that takes several minutes to download, first with Fetch in the background, then transfer the exact same file with Fetch as the front app.

    Then choose Fetch Transcript from the Window menu, copy the entire contents of the transcript window, and paste them into a reply to this message.

    Finally, could you please tell us what model Macintosh you're using?

    Thanks, we'll use this information to try to figure out what's going on.

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • gregarios Member

    The download and upload speeds of the files are exactly the same. It only occurs when upl;oading or downloading more than one file... and it is the time it takes to begin the new download/upload for each file that is the difference. Time between file transfers is longer when the app is in the foreground than when it is in the background. I'll take a look at the transcripts...
    No difference in the transcripts. They are identical and always look like this:

    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (206,53,160,9,204,99)
    Making data connection to 206.53.160.9 port 52323
    RETR 2001-06-30-HED-25.html
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for 2001-06-30-HED-25.html (11881 bytes).
    226 File send OK.
    Transfer of 2001-06-30-HED-25.html (12,102 bytes, 0 bytes/sec, 0:00 elapsed) completed at 4/12/07 4:14:50 PM
    SIZE 2001-06-30-HED-26.html
    213 11881
    MDTM 2001-06-30-HED-26.html
    213 20031003164653
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (206,53,160,9,120,147)
    Making data connection to 206.53.160.9 port 30867
    RETR 2001-06-30-HED-26.html
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for 2001-06-30-HED-26.html (11881 bytes).
    226 File send OK.
    Transfer of 2001-06-30-HED-26.html (12,101 bytes, 12,101 bytes/sec, 0:01 elapsed) completed at 4/12/07 4:14:51 PM
    SIZE 2001-06-30-HED-27.html
    213 12294

    Even the transcript window scrolls faster when the app in in the background rather than the foreground.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • gregarios Member

    Oh, and I am restarted. Using Powermac G4/933 Quicksilver, connected to a Gigabit ethernet LAN to an Airport Snow Base Station, connected to Qwest 1500down/800up DSL connection. Not connected wirelessly.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Thanks for the additional information.

    We have been investingating this problem and we think we have a fix. Could you please send us an email at:

    bugs at fetchsoftworks dot com

    So that we can give you someting to test to see if it fixes the problem on your Macintosh?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 04-13-2007).]

    Posted 7 years ago #

Reply

  • Or nickname, if you prefer.
  • This will be kept confidential.
  • This is to ensure that you’re a person, not a spambot.