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OS 9 Fetch talking to OSX Server (4 posts)

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  • Started 12 years ago by russ@crabtreecompany.com
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • russ@crabtreecompany.com Member

    We are having problems with our server at work. When Artists in other states (some using DSL others using Satellite) try to connect to our new server which is now OSX their files come across with Icon and can not be recognized until we we double click and then they get their Icon back through Unstuffit. When the Server was OS 9 everything came across with no problems- does anyone know what the problem is? Most importantly does anyone know how to fix it so this process will move more smoothly.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The FTP server built into OS X does not support MacBinary transfers, so type and creator information (which determines the file icon) can not be preserved automatically. One workaround for this problem is to use the OS X version of Rumpus, from Maxum ( http://www.maxum.com ).

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • russ@crabtreecompany.com Member

    But the all of the clients to the server are OS9. Will this ftp transfer work?

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    The FTP server built into OS X does not support MacBinary transfers, so type and creator information (which determines the file icon) can not be preserved automatically. One workaround for this problem is to use the OS X version of Rumpus, from Maxum ( http://www.maxum.com ).

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    If your clients upload their files in MacBinary format, then when they are downloaded they will be correct. They will not have the right icons while they are on the server, though, because they will be in MacBinary format.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

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