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  • Started 10 years ago by cps@uvic.ca
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from cps@uvic.ca
  • cps@uvic.ca Member

    I have a user who routinely uses Fetch to move files to/from his IBM z/VM CMS account. In the past, everything has worked fine.

    Today, he noticed that when he uses Fetch to ftp to his CMS account, the dates/times that Fetch displays are garbled, and when he downloads a file, it gets a completely erroneous date/time.

    I have found out about the "Obscure Option -> Don't preserve modification dates" and have asked the user if this is an adequate work-around (he hasn't answered yet), but does any one know the cause of this problem and its fix?

    The IBM z/VM recently has its TCP/IP version upgraded from 3.1.0 to 4.3.0, and I suspect that this is the root of the problem, but can anyone confirm this? And is there something that I can do to fix it?

    Thanks in advance,

    Peter

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The TCP/IP upgrade is probably the source of the problem; IBM may have changed the date format in the file list. Could you post the contents of the Fetch Transcript window after the user logs in and chooses "View File List" from the Remote menu? Chose "Fetch Transcript" from the Window menu.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • cps@uvic.ca Member

    Hello Jim,

    Sorry to take so long getting back to you, but it's the beginning of the fall term here at UVic. Anyway, here is the Fetch transcript:

    Fetch 4.0.3 System 0x1026 Serial FETCHED001-K05B-04DB TR
    Connecting to uvvm.uvic.ca port 21 (2003-08-28 12:25:50)
    220-FTPSERVE IBM VM Level 430 at UVVM.UVic.CA, 12:24:08 PDT THURSDAY 2003-08-28
    220 Connection will close if idle for more than 5 minutes.
    USER peters
    331 Send password please.
    PASS
    230 PETERS logged in; working directory = PETERS 191
    SYST
    215-z/VM Version 4 Release 3.0, service level 0201 (32-bit)
    VM/CMS Level 19, Service Level 201
    215 VM is the operating system of this server.
    PWD
    257 "PETERS.191" is working directory
    MACB ENABLE
    500 Unknown command, 'MACB'
    PWD
    257 "PETERS.191" is working directory
    PASV
    227 Data transfer will passively listen to 142,104,5,6,142,71
    LIST
    125 List started OK
    @DBERR FILE V 828 10 1 2003-06-04 12:29:51 CMS191
    FOO TEXT F 80 1 1 2003-08-26 15:27:08 CMS191
    FOOBAR TEXT F 80 11 1 2001-07-04 10:03:14 CMS191
    LASTING GLOBALV V 38 13 1 2003-08-27 13:18:22 CMS191
    LISTSERV REFCARD V 80 304 5 1998-12-18 9:59:52 CMS191
    PETERS NAMES V 14 4 1 2001-12-06 9:49:35 CMS191
    PETERS NETLOG V 107 4 1 2003-08-27 8:23:10 CMS191
    PETERS SIGNATUR F 80 5 1 1997-09-25 17:43:41 CMS191
    PROFILE EXEC V 34 3 1 1995-06-08 14:32:04 CMS191
    UNREAD NOTEINDX F 153 1 1 2001-12-06 9:49:35 CMS191
    132 COLUMNS V 132 8 1 1994-09-01 12:03:47 CMS191
    132 TEXT V 132 8 1 2003-08-27 13:33:12 CMS191
    250 List completed successfully.
    PASV
    227 Data transfer will passively listen to 142,104,5,6,142,120
    LIST
    125 List started OK
    @DBERR FILE V 828 10 1 2003-06-04 12:29:51 CMS191
    FOO TEXT F 80 1 1 2003-08-26 15:27:08 CMS191
    FOOBAR TEXT F 80 11 1 2001-07-04 10:03:14 CMS191
    LASTING GLOBALV V 38 13 1 2003-08-27 13:18:22 CMS191
    LISTSERV REFCARD V 80 304 5 1998-12-18 9:59:52 CMS191
    PETERS NAMES V 14 4 1 2001-12-06 9:49:35 CMS191
    PETERS NETLOG V 107 4 1 2003-08-27 8:23:10 CMS191
    PETERS SIGNATUR F 80 5 1 1997-09-25 17:43:41 CMS191
    PROFILE EXEC V 34 3 1 1995-06-08 14:32:04 CMS191
    UNREAD NOTEINDX F 153 1 1 2001-12-06 9:49:35 CMS191
    132 COLUMNS V 132 8 1 1994-09-01 12:03:47 CMS191
    132 TEXT V 132 8 1 2003-08-27 13:33:12 CMS191
    250 List completed successfully.
    PWD
    257 "PETERS.191" is working directory
    PWD
    257 "PETERS.191" is working directory

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Apparently the date format was changed from month-day-year to year-month-day, and that throws Fetch. I'll see about fixing this in the next Fetch release. In the meantime, you can use the "View File List" command to see the file dates, and if you check "Don't preserve modification dates" it shouldn't save downloaded files with bogus dates.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • cps@uvic.ca Member

    Thanks Jim, for looking into it.

    And thanks for making such an excellent program freely available to the educational community.

    Peter

    Posted 10 years ago #

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