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ftp://www.xya.com VS www.xyz.com (4 posts)

  • Started 9 years ago by guest
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • guest Registered Member

    With Fetch 4 I could connect to a site using ftp://www.mysite.com with fetch 5 it won't allow this. The site I'm connecting to requires the ftp://www. I can't connect using ftp.mysite.com or www.mysite.com

    Thoughts?

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The "ftp://" part is not actually part of the hostname, so Fetch 4 ignores it. Fetch 5 is pickier, and complains because colon and slash characters aren't technically allowed in hostnames.

    The real question is why connecting to www.mysite.com is not working. Could you choose "Fetch Transcript" from the Window menu after you see this problem and post the contents?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    It's strange... Using Fetch 4.0 if I connect to ftp://www.mysite.com I get a correct listing of the root directory. If I connect to www.mysite.com my connection goes through correctly but I do not get a listing of the root directory. Perhaps there is a problem with the site I'm connecting to?

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I misspoke earlier; if you enter an FTP URL (like ftp://www.mysite.com) in the Host field in Fetch 4 Fetch will connect to that URL, disregarding what you entered in the User ID, Password and Initial Directory fields. So it will make an anonymous connection (ignoring whatever you entered in the User ID field).

    To do the same thing in Fetch 5, enter www.mysite.com in the Hostname field and leave the other fields blank.

    I hope this clarifies things,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

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