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  • Started 11 years ago by Valery
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from Valery
  • Valery Member

    Dear Jim,

    please help... I have no more more hair to pull...

    My data: MacOS 8.6, Fetch 4.02, Host-Server - Windoze NT 4, Internet connection - DHCP, cable modem, Location - Austria (if it matters).

    No problem: Fetch connects to the server alright (DreamWeaver 4.01 dosn't and hangs at "Verifying Connection...").

    Problem(s):

    1) After the connection is established, the dog keeps running and running and running and running... "Getting file list..." is the message, whereas I already see all the files there should be and can be.

    2) If I press "Stop", I am able to highlite either a file or a folder, so that the "Get" button becomes clickable.

    3) When I then click on "Get" I am able only to download either very small files one after the other (never in a batch), or only some very few files from a highlited folder - and then everything stops... and the dog runs and runs again...

    4) The server people are well aware of this:

    "One possibility is that the server is running Windows NT 4 Service Pack 6; there is a known problem with the tcpip.sys file of that release and Mac clients. If that is the case, one workaround is to replace the tcpip.sys file on the server with the one from Service Pack 5."

    but refuse "to downgrade" their system, fearing that "this would negatively" influence their other clients (Windows clients, I suspect).

    5) Also, they tell me that the line in transcript saying "500 'MACB ENABLE': command not understood" shows that it is my system that is faulty, not theirs.

    6) I have toggled "Passive mode" on and off - to no avail.

    Below is a transcript of a connection after which the dog would not stop running...

    Please let me know if you might need another one with a failed download of files.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated!

    Best regards,

    Valery

    ------------------------------------

    Fetch 4.0.2 System 0x860 Serial FETCHED001-1949-4DV2 TR
    Connecting to ns1.power8.ch port 21 (25.08.2002 20:19:14 Uhr)
    220 server8 Microsoft FTP Service (Version 4.0).
    USER vienna-doctor.ftp
    331 Password required for vienna-doctor.ftp.
    PASS
    230---- Willkommen bei Multimedia Networks FTP8 Server ---

    230-

    230-Bitte wechseln Sie mit der Funktion CHGDIR

    230-(Change Directory) in Ihr Verzeichnis.
    230 User ********** logged in.
    SYST
    215 Windows_NT version 4.0
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    MACB ENABLE
    500 'MACB ENABLE': command not understood
    SITE DIRSTYLE
    200 MSDOS-like directory output is off
    CWD vienna-doctor.com/
    250 CWD command successful.
    PWD
    257 "/vienna-doctor.com" is current directory.
    PORT 62,178,177,46,103,102
    200 PORT command successful.
    LIST
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Aug 8 9:31 _data
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Aug 8 9:31 _iu_write
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Aug 8 9:31 _logs
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Aug 8 9:46 _private
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 1922 Aug 8 9:46 _vti_inf.html
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Aug 8 9:46 _vti_log
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Aug 8 9:31 cgi-bin
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Aug 21 18:33 DE
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 20478 Aug 22 21:41 default.htm
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Aug 22 21:55 ENG
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Aug 11 0:42 images
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 6885 Jun 18 9:48 index_original.htm
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 20481 Aug 21 18:50 Map.htm
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 2664 Aug 8 9:46 postinfo.html
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Aug 21 18:44 Rus
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 222 Aug 21 18:50 stylesheet.css
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Aug 24 9:18 test
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 147 Jul 9 2001 WICHTIG.txt
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Aug 25 20:15 XYIZNWSK

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You can choose the "Don't send MACB" option from the Obscure Options pop-up menu in the Misc. section of Preferences. I don't expect it to help things, but it might convince the server administrator that the MACB command isn't to blame. You could also suggest that they upgrade the servers to Windows 2000 server -- presumably their Windows clients wouldn't mind a more modern server OS.

    Sorry I can't be more helpful,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Valery Member

    Thank you very much for your reply, Jim!

    So if I understood you right, it's the Windows Server SW which is causing me problems, not my MacOS or Fetch? Did I get it right?

    Thanks again!

    Valery

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Valery Member

    Thank you very much for your reply, Jim!

    So if I understood you right, it's the Windows Server SW which is causing me problems, not my MacOS or Fetch? Did I get it right?

    Thanks again!

    Valery

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Yes, that's right -- the problem appears to be due to the behavior of NT 4 Service Pack 6; older and newer versions of Microsoft server operating systems apparently don't have this problem.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Valery Member

    Thank you, Jim!

    Best regards,

    Valery

    Posted 11 years ago #

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