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slow upload on Fetch 5.1 - OS 10.4.7 (3 posts)
- Started 6 years ago by MaryDesigns
- Latest reply 6 years ago from MaryDesigns
I recently cleaned off my G4 and upgraded it to OSX 10.4.7 (from OS 9), and I installed an upgrade to Fetch 5.1. I uploaded a 13 MB file today and it took well over a half hour on a DSL connection. And the recipient said the file was corrupted and could not be opened. It was a Stuffit file. I also tried Interarchy and it was just as slow. I then tried uploading using Fetch 3.0.1. on my G3 (OS 8.6). It was much faster on the old G3. I haven't heard yet from the recipient whether all the files I sent later were usable. I looked around for help on the internet and noticed talk of "passive" mode. So, I turned off "passive mode transfers" in the Fetch preferences and once more tried uploading from Fetch 5.1 on the G4, and it was much faster. I am wondering what changing this mode does to Fetch (and my computer) and if it was the appropriate thing to do. I will find out tomorrow from the recipient if the subsequent attempts I made were successful.
Jim Matthews Administrator
Passive mode has to do with which side of the connection (your Mac or the server) initiates a data tranfer. In passive mode, Fetch tells the server "don't call me, I'll call you". In active mode it's the other way around.
Passive and active mode usually don't have anything to do with the speed of a transfer, so I'm surprised you saw such a big difference.
Thanks for the response, Jim, but I still do not know what caused the problem and what may have caused it to perform better. I am going to upload again in the next day or so, to test whether there is a difference with the preference on or off. I will let you know if I see a noticeable difference again. Thanks again.
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