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Mystery: can connect to some sites, not all (5 posts)

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  • Started 9 years ago by jimco
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from AndyF
  • jimco Member

    Yesterday I upgraded to Tiger. I manage 3 sites. I can connect instantly to two sites, but for the third site it's just the running dog.

    I've read earlier posts. I've tried connecting with Passive mode checked & unchecked in both System Preferences and Fetch Preferences.

    What puzzles me is the discrepancy. Why would 2 sites work and not the third?

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    It's possible that the third site does not support passive mode (because of a firewall on the server side) and that active mode does not work for you because your OS X firewall was turned on when you upgraded to Tiger. I would try unchecking "Use passive mode transfers (PASV)" in the Firewall section of Fetch Preferences and turning off the OS X firewall (choose System Preferences... from the Apple menu, click on the Sharing icon, then on the Firewall tab).

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • jimco Member

    Thanks for the quick reply. That worked: once I turned off passive mode in both OS X and Fetch.

    However, is there a danger to my system by leaving Firewall off in OS X? Should I leave it on, except for whenever I need to ftp?

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    In general you should use the firewall when it does not conflict with your software. I have asked Apple to add a firewall rule that would let you use active mode FTP without turning the firewall off, but that did not make it into Tiger. You might ask the server administrator in question to support passive mode, since that would let you turn the firewall back on.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • AndyF Member

    Thanks for this information. I was tearing my hair out trying to solve this, must have been one combination I missed out of many! It didn't solve the same problem in Dreamweaver though until I disabled Cloaking. Doh! {:-)

    I can now rest easy and upgrade my other machine to 10.4 now Thanks again and when the dust has settled I'll upgrade to fetch 5 ;D
    Cheers
    Andy

    Posted 9 years ago #

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