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fetch slow to display directory contents (6 posts)

  • Started 6 years ago by scottdogs
  • Latest reply 6 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • scottdogs Member

    Hi

    I have been noticing over the last few months (probably ever since I upgraded to Leopard) that every time I ftp to a server, regardless of server... once I am on the first directory I go into takes ages to display. THis happens every time on every server I have access to. I can go back to that same directory again and it will be fine....always the very first directory I go into though is slow as.... ???

    I can logon to the servers okay... it's just the very first list AFTER I have logged on.

    Anyone else experiencing this issue or am I going mad?

    s.

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    This is not a problem we have noticed with Leopard, or that we have had reported to us by other users.

    We'd like some more information to try to help figure out what the problem may be.

    What does the Fetch status pane (the bar at the bottom of the window) say while you are waiting for the directory contents to appear?

    While you are waiting for the directory contents to display, is the file list in the Fetch transfer window blank, or is Fetch slowly adding files to the list?

    And what happens if, after you've connected and the directory contents have finally been displayed, you go to the View menu and choose Refresh? (This will force Fetch to go completely reload the file list from the server, instead of using its cached version of the file list.)

    Does the refresh take a very long time to display the file list, or is it relatively quick?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • stuzog Member

    I'm also having the same problem on a late-2007 iMac running 10.4.11. Fetch takes up to a minute to show a directory listing when opening a connection to an FTP site. After the first listing subsequent listings are fast, but not as fast as for example FileZilla.

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi stuzog,

    If you could please answer the questions I asked above in my reply to scottdogs, that will help us analyze the problem and give some advice.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • scottdogs Member

    Hi sorry I meant to get back to you but all of a sudden I was unable to replicate the problem so I put it down to it just being one of those things.

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi scottdogs,

    No problem, we're glad to hear your problem is resolved now.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

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