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I've got the Data Connection Blues (3 posts)

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  • Started 12 years ago by oiseau
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from oiseau
  • oiseau Member

    I recently purchased Fetch 4.0.3. I have a G3 iMac, OS 9.0.2 and use a cable modem. I can't gain access to a bunch of my sites (all with the same webhost). The message is "Can't open data connection".

    I have the Passive Mode Transfers box in the Firewall section of Preferences checked, but it's still not connecting.

    Here's the transcript:

    Fetch 4.0.3 System 0x922 Serial FETCHFL001-7063-1201 WS
    Connecting to port 21 (10/2/03 4:57:07 PM)
    220 FTP server (Version 5.311PWS/AI) ready.
    USER martacar
    331 Password required for martacar.
    230 User martacar logged in.
    215 UNIX Type: L8
    257 "/" is current directory.
    500 'MACB ENABLE': command not understood.
    257 "/" is current directory.
    227 Entering Passive Mode (207,150,192,12,92,160)
    425 Can't open data connection.
    ftp_list: -30000 (state == GETTING_LIST)
    421 Timeout (500 seconds): closing control connection.

    Thank you so much for your help!

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    It looks like the server has a firewall that prevents passive mode from working. What transcript do you get if you uncheck "Use passive mode transfers (PASV)"?


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • oiseau Member

    Bingo! That did it! I am in and uploading.

    Thanks so much!

    Posted 12 years ago #

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