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problem with NTFS environment (5 posts)
- Started 12 years ago by bbrisco
- Latest reply 12 years ago from Jim Matthews
I'm having a strange problem trying to access a server at digitalfoundry.com using Fetch version 4.0.1. I can access the server in the sense that I can view the contents of the directory I've been given the username and password for, but I cannot upload files to it (I get an "access denied" error) nor can I see a directory called cgi-bin that the people at digitalfoundry.com say is there. If I use my MSIE v5.1 browser (OS X version) to FTP to the server I can see the cgi-bin directory.
Accoding to the digitalfoundry.com sysadmin, they are "mostly (95%) a Windows environment meaning that the ftp site is built on IIS 5.0 with NTFS file permissions at the directory level. That being said, we have been able to access the ftp site through the command line, a web browser, and on a UNIX box. We believe that there must be some sort of anomaly with fetch ftp and NTFS."
Is that possible? I've been using Fetch for years on probably a hundred FTP servers and I've never had this problem.
Jim Matthews Administrator
I'd like to see the contents of the Fetch Transcript window after trying to find the cgi-bin directory and/or trying to upload. For comparison's sake it'd be ideal to also see the transcript of an FTP client that works with this server -- that would help make clear what is going wrong.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by JimMatthews:
[B]I'd like to see the contents of the Fetch Transcript window after trying to find the cgi-bin directory and/or trying to upload. For comparison's sake it'd be ideal to also see the transcript of an FTP client that works with this server -- that would help make clear what is going wrong.
Jim, thanks for your reply. To get the info you requested, I went to Fetch and told it to access the server I was having a problem with. This time, to my total surprise, it accessed the server without a hitch, and I was able to upload and download files. I tried all day Tuesday to do that without success. I asked the server administrator if he had made any changes that could explain why my FTP access problem disappeared. He said he had not.
I can't explain it, and I'm sorry to have bothered you with this.
I seem to be having similar problems... not just with Fetch though. I can connect to my own Windows 2000 server for a while with no problems, can upload and download, then suddenly I get errors. Fetch tells me "Invalid PORT Command" when I try to get a directory listing (This also happens if I try to FTP with IE or even with the terminal.. so I'm assuming the problem is on Windows 2000's end.. or possibly my version of OS X (10.1 I have to keep dropping down to it because I get kernel panics on my Beige G3 whenever I go above OSX 10.1) What drives me nuts is that this only seems to happen with my Mac. My wife's PC which is right across the room from my mac has no problems and gets no errors, nor does my PC at my office, just the Mac at home when trying to connect to the Windows 2000 (and last week before the upgrade, Windows NT4) server in the next room.
Anyone have any ideas what could be causing this?
Jim Matthews Administrator
I'd recommend trying Fetch 4.0.2b1, available from http://getfetch4.com/Fetch_4.0.2b1.sit
Let me know if you still see errors,
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