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  • Started 10 years ago by davidmorr
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • davidmorr Member

    This may be related to similar problems other people are having.

    Mac OS X 10.3.1, Fetch 4.0.3, ADSL 256/64 via Dlink DSL-500 router and Ethernet hub.

    I have been trying to upload a number of JPEG files to my web space. They are files of about 120-150K. The FTP server identifies itself as:

    FTP server (Version wu-2.6.2(3)

    Using Fetch and using command line FTP, two or three files get up loaded, then the connection either sits there forever, or times out. Fetch's transcript is not very informative. Mostly it just finishes with the line

    150 Opening BINARY mode data connection

    Once, however, it reported this:

    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (203,16,214,243,151,43)
    STOR 7.jpg
    150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for 7.jpg.
    226 Transfer complete.
    Upload complete at 26/12/03 20:29:29
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (203,16,214,243,94,210)
    STOR 1.jpg
    150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for 1.jpg.
    426 Data Connection: Interrupted function call.
    ftp_store_close: -30000 (state == RPUT_CLOSING)

    With FTP, I got this:

    local: 1.jpg remote: 1.jpg
    227 Entering Passive Mode (203,16,214,243,111,6)
    150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for 1.jpg.
    ##############################################################################################################################

    421 Service not available, remote server timed out. Connection closed
    129232 bytes sent in 01:09 (1.80 KB/s)
    ftp>

    One odd thing I noticed with both was that the progress circle in Fetch, and the row of hashes in FTP, immediately jumped to about 80% complete then sat there for an extended period, as if it had buffered up a lot of data, and was waiting for it to clear. Interestingly, the traffic LED on the router would blink for the first few seconds, then would remain off, as if there was no traffic. Some files would then continue, again with the wait for completion and with the LED not blinking.

    Now, wondering whether this was a server or ADSL router problem, I tried my old Mac 7500 with Mac OS 8.1 and Fetch 3.0.3. The files transferred perfectly. There was no "buffering" - the progress indicator moved in increments of about 20%.

    I also tried using Fetch under 10.3 to FTP the same files to another server (OS X 10.2.6). The "buffering" still occurred, with the extended gaps in traffic, but all of the files transferred.

    I had no problems transferring the same files with Fetch 4.0.2 under OS X 10.2.6.

    So from all this, could it be that there is something in OS X 10.3 that is causing this buffering effect, and that for some FTP servers, this is causing a timeout of some kind?

    Thanks

    David

    [This message has been edited by davidmorr (edited 12-26-2003).]

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You're only seeing a problem with 10.3 and one server, so it makes sense to see a problem with that combination, but I haven't had any other reports to make me think there's a problem with 10.3. Another thing you might try is connecting your Mac directly to the DSL modem, rather than via the Dlink router, to see if that makes a difference. If it does I'd check to see if there are any firmware updates for the router.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

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