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  • Started 11 years ago by dougstercl
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from edwardd20
  • dougstercl Member

    There is no problem conncecting using Fetch 4.0.3 via Comcast client, but seems there is with AOL v10.3 running OS10.2.6. Keyword: ftp works, but not Fetch. Is this an AOL wonky? TIA

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Could you post the contents of the Fetch Transcript window after you see a problem? Choose "Fetch Transcript" from the Window menu to reveal the transcript.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • dougstercl Member

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    Could you post the contents of the Fetch Transcript window after you see a problem? Choose "Fetch Transcript" from the Window menu to reveal the transcript.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • dougstercl Member

    oops..just noticed the 'Post Reply'..new to these boards. thanks Jim. Here is the transcript, also I use the Passive mode. For Host: members.aol.com-ID: ftp Password:znoz@aol.com (email address) there are 7 folders that pop up: .welcome-bin-dev-etc userscgi.txt-users.FAQ.txt-usr. I've seen those before, but have reconnected in the past and have gotten my hm directory: znoz. Not lately tho. Thanks for any help: Doug
    ~~~~Fetch 4.0.3 System 0x1026 Serial FETCHFL001-NF62-W60B TR
    Connecting to members.aol.com port 21 (8/28/03 7:35:05 PM)
    220-Guest logins are "ftp" or "anonymous". Please use your full e-mail
    220-address as the password when accessing the archive as a guest user.
    220-
    220 htrp-d25 FTP server (Version wu-2.4(31) Mon Nov 19 11:23:49 EST 2001) ready.
    USER ftp
    331 Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as password.
    PASS
    230-Welcome to our AOL Members' FTP/WWW Site!
    230-
    230-This site is made available for internet users to exchange
    230-files via FTP and access user web pages. Each AOL user has
    230-a disk quota of 2Mb; please respect this limit on uploads.
    230-
    230-You must "cd" to the AOL user's screen name to access their
    230-data. There is no casual browsing of user archives.
    230-
    230-The AOL FTP GUI requires you specify the initial directory
    230-(AOL username) after the "Other Site" name, eg.
    230- members:/username
    230-if you do not wish to be placed in your own directory. The
    230-alias "users" may also be used in place of "members".
    230-
    230-Please read the "/usersFAQ.txt" document for answers to some
    230-frequently asked questions about using this site.
    230-
    230-All transfers are logged. FTP questions or problem reports
    230-should be sent via e-mail to "ftpmaster@aol.com".
    230-
    230-Please Note: The members.aol.com servers will be rebooted on
    230-Sunday mornings at 05:00EST (10:00GMT).
    230-
    230-Thank-you for choosing AOL!
    230-
    230-
    230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
    SYST
    215 UNIX Type: L8
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    MACB ENABLE
    500 'MACB ENABLE': command not understood.
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    CWD usr
    550 usr: No such file or directory.
    TYPE I
    200 Type set to I.
    SIZE usr
    550 usr: not a plain file.
    MDTM usr
    550 usr: not a plain file.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (205,188,226,216,176,155)
    RETR usr
    550 usr: No such file OR directory.
    ftp_retrieve: -30000 (state == GET_RETRIEVING)
    SIZE .welcome
    213 927
    MDTM .welcome
    213 19990623223600
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (205,188,226,216,176,164)
    RETR .welcome
    150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for .welcome (927 bytes).
    226 Transfer complete.
    Download completed at 8/28/03 7:38:13 PM (state == RGET_RETRIEVING)
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    TYPE A
    200 Type set to A.
    SIZE usersCGI.txt
    213 168
    MDTM usersCGI.txt
    213 19990623223639
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (205,188,226,216,177,112)
    RETR usersCGI.txt
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for usersCGI.txt (161 bytes).
    226 Transfer complete.
    Download completed at 8/28/03 7:39:50 PM (state == RGET_RETRIEVING)

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The problem is that the AOL FTP server does not recognize that you're dialed into AOL, so it is treating you like a guest rather than giving you access to your AOL web space.

    I'm not sure why this is happening (I just tried Fetch dialed into AOL on an OS X 10.2 machine and it worked). Could you check the Network Pane of System Preferences? Look at each of the interfaces in the pop-up menu (such as Internal Modem, Built-in Ethernet) and see what IP addresses are listed (do this while dialed into AOL). What do you see?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • dougstercl Member

    Hi Jim. First I do run LAN w/ Asante router (cable) the Network tabs: TCP/IP 192.168.123.108-same screen-Router 192.168.123.254. PPPoE ->dimmed out. Apple Talk disabled (now) Proxies-L>Passive mode enabled. AOL connects ISP/LAN Connection. When launching Fetch (AOL active) click shortcut and members.aol.com screen pops up. Not my files/folders, but odd ones appear: bin,dev,etc,sbin,usr, few others. If I click 'Get' (Enter the name or URL of the file or diredctory to get: and type in screen name znoz, my files DLoad to desktop and 'all' my files and folders are there w/ incoming. Also the Fetch screen has my znoz, /, incoming available on the dropdown menu. Hope this has helped, and thanks.
    -doug

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • dougstercl Member

    TCP/IP->using DHCP.
    -Doug

    DP 1.25GHz G4 2Gb 2x160Gb HD 22"CD X10.2.6
    AOL v10.3 ftping & Comcast cable ftping

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • dougstercl Member

    Jim..all is working now. Used the Fetch File menu->Recent Connections->AOL FTP Space (for AOL) after the directory screen pops up went Fetch's Directories menu->and there were: /, /etc,/znoz (screen name), /incoming. Get & Put Files works now. Still odd to me why those unfamiliar files pop up first, .bin,dev,etc, but I'm happy it works. Can upload multiply files now. Thanks for hangin in there w/ all the members.
    -doug

    DP 1.25GHz G4 2Gb 2x160Gb HD 22"CD X10.2.6 AOL v10.3 Comcast server

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I'm glad it's working now. AOL's system for verifying an FTP user's identity seems fragile, and I do wish they'd switch to a more conventional username-and-password scheme.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • edwardd20 Member

    Hi Ed here. I'm the guy who started the post on AOL.

    I tried the suggestion and I see everything properly but I still can upload, delete, etc. It's like Jim said, AOL is thinking I'm a guest not the real thing.

    Since you got it working, is it still working? Perhaps it is a hit/miss thing.

    Originally posted by dougster:

    Jim..all is working now. Used the Fetch File menu->Recent Connections->AOL FTP Space (for AOL) after the directory screen pops up went Fetch's Directories menu->and there were: /, /etc,/znoz (screen name), /incoming. Get & Put Files works now. Still odd to me why those unfamiliar files pop up first, .bin,dev,etc, but I'm happy it works. Can upload multiply files now. Thanks for hangin in there w/ all the members.
    -doug

    DP 1.25GHz G4 2Gb 2x160Gb HD 22"CD X10.2.6 AOL v10.3 Comcast server

    Posted 11 years ago #

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