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  • Started 12 years ago by johnkershaw
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • johnkershaw Member

    fetch 4.08b expired this afternoon, so I upgraded to 4.0 final. Now I cannot connect to any of my sites on a particular server. I can connect fine to a number of other servers, and I'm using the same shortcuts file that worked in 4.08b. I can also connect using 3.0.3

    Transcript window reads:

    Connecting to tapz.co.uk port 21 (31/5/01 12:26:03 am)
    220 server5 FTP server ready.
    ADAT
    421 Unable to set up secure anonymous FTP
    USER tapz

    But AFAIK I'm not trying to send anything securely. I've tried turning off all the 'Security' tab options, unchecking 'Use internet config'. No go.

    So I'm back using 3.0.3! Where am I going wrong?

    If it helps, sometimes the error shows up as "The server dropped the connection - it may be too busy".

    I'm using MacOS 10.0.3 on an iMac over a dial-up connection in the UK.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • johnkershaw Member

    Turns out the culprit was 'Warn before sending cleartext password to secure server'. I turned that off, restarted Fetch and all is back as it should be.

    Any ideas why this should be so (it was set to that by default).

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for reporting that -- Fetch wasn't expecting that response to the ADAT command, and obviously isn't handling it correctly. I will see about fixing that.

    I have no idea why this worked in b8 but not in 4.0 final; I don't recall changing anything in this area.

    Thanks again,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • johnkershaw Member

    I'd never looked in the security tab on 4.08b, so I don't know whether this option was set.

    Were the default settings changed between 4.08 and 4 final?

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I don't think the default was changed, but I may be misremembering.

    Thanks again for the report,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

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