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  • Started 10 years ago by ikeda-koji
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • ikeda-koji Member

    I have a question (& that is also q difficutly).
    (Fetch-4.0.3, ana MacOS-10.2.6)

    Is there any difference between "new connection" and "shortcut" opening?
    I tried to access the same server with 4 ways with same shortcut data, as shown below, but 2 are OK, 2 are failure.

    If you have any suggestion, please let me know it.

    Thank you for your help in advance.

    These are two cases without problem;
    case-1]
    When I launch Fetch, the window of "NewConnection" opens automatically.
    In that window, I use pull-down menu to select the target server (all settings are already stored in shortcut) and press "OK", I can reach to the server.

    case-2]
    When I select "NewConnection" in "File"menu, "NewConnection"window opens, and the followings are same as case-1.

    These are two cases with problem;
    case-3]
    When I open shorcuts-list by selecting "FetchShortcuts" in "Window"-menu and double-click the target server name, the access is denied with the message,"error; the server does not believe you have permission to take that action".

    case-4]
    When I select the target server in "Shortcuts" in "File"menu, what happnes is just same as case-3.

    [This message has been edited by ikeda-koji (edited 06-17-2003).]

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    There shouldn't be a difference between those cases. Can you post the contents of the Transcript window after case 1, and after case 3?

    Is it possible that you have two shortcuts with the same name, and that you are choosing one of them in case 1 and the other in case 3?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • ikeda-koji Member

    Thank you for your quick responce, Jim.

    Oh, I should have checked the transcript for each case.

    I find the difference.
    For the case with problem the transcript includes;
    CWD ../../usr/lib
    550 ../../usr/lib: Permission denied
    , and for the case without problem;
    CWD ../../usr/lib/mail-list

    From this, the target directory is different between these.
    But when I select "edit shortcut" to see the target directory (for problem-case) and select the target directry from pull-down in the new-connection window, both show the same, ../../usr/lib/mail-list.

    In the shortcut list, there is only one shortcut for that server.

    Hummmm, what should I do?

    Koji

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    That is very interesting. When Fetch opens a shortcut it goes to the parent of the final directory, and then to the final directory. So in this case it would go to ../../usr/lib and then to mail-list. But when you use New Connection Fetch goes directly to ../../usr/lib/mail-list. Usually it does not make any difference, but in this case you don't have permission to go to ../../usr/lib. I will see about changing the shortcut behavior to match New Connection's.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • ikeda-koji Member

    Oh!
    I should add one thing.
    The administrator of that server sets as follows;
    1) first, the user accesses to his/her own directory,
    2) second, it is only allowed to jump to the directory of mailing-list data,
    ../../usr/lib/mail-list
    , "directly" for secure reasons. (if directory-changing is done one-by-one, "cd" is denied)

    Then, in both cases, Fetch program leads me to my own directory first.
    But the jumping stage is different in each case.

    Do I ask my administorator to contact with you?

    Thanks for your help.

    Koji

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    No, you don't need to contact the administrator. I will change Fetch to do the "jump" directly.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

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