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Trouble uploading multiple files with Jaguar (6 posts)

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  • Started 11 years ago by bcrane
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • bcrane Member

    When using Fetch 4.0.3 with Jaguar to upload multiple graphics files (jpgs and gifs under 100K each) the upload often hangs up (dog keeps running) indefinitely. I have to limit my uploads to only 2 files at a time to avoid this problem. However, when using Fetch 4.0.3 under OS 9.2.2 I can upload 20 or so of the same files at a time without problem. I'm using Earthlink DSL with Airport in both cases, and uploading to my website hosted by Earthlink. Is this a Fetch bug or Jaguar problem?

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    This sort of problem is usually caused by router or DSL modem problems, but you're saying you don't see the problem using OS 9 with the same Internet connection?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • bcrane Member

    Right. Everything works fine when I've booted in OS 9.2.2. Same files, same DSL, same ISP, same everything.

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Have you tried changing the "Use passive mode transfers (PASV)" setting in the Firewall section of Preferences? Does it make any difference?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • bcrane Member

    Jim, I used the passive mode transfers (PASV) as you suggested and the multiple file transfer proceeded smoothly. Thanks for your help. BTW, what exactly does passive mode transfer do as opposed to non-passive?

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    FTP sessions involve two connections. The first one, called the control connection, is made from the client to the server and used to send commands to the server. The second, called the data connection, is used to transfer data, such as file lists and files. The "Use passive mode transfers (PASV)" setting controls how the data connection is set up. If that box is checked the client connects to the server; that's the setting that is most compatible with firewalls. If the box is unchecked the server connects back to the client.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

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