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

    how do i know if i am set to passive mode? also, any idea what "no noop" means? thanks .

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You can check the passive mode setting by choosing Preferences from the Customize menu and clicking on the Firewall tab.

    The "dont send NOOP" option tells Fetch to not keep connections active by sending NOOP commands. NOOP stands for "NO OPeration" -- it doesn't do anything. But some servers have policies against NOOPs.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • freyj Member

    Jim,

    Most of my server connections work fine with the Use Passive Mode option turned off, however, a new customer's server requires it to be turned on. I'm not sure if this is the bug you mention with 4.0.1 and Mac OS X servers, as I am using 3.0.3.

    Will leaving this option turned on cause problems for other servers?

    The best definition I was able to find on the net is [*PASV-Specifies that the server data transfer process is to listen for a connection request from the client data transfer process.], but I can't find an answer as to whether using this option on a server that doesn't require it will cause problems.

    Thanks,

    Jim Frey
    RR Donnelley & Sons

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    All servers are supposed to support both passive mode transfers (aka PASV) and active data connections (aka PORT). Unfortunately some servers and/or network setups have trouble with one or the other. But in general there's nothing wrong with using either setting.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

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