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  • Started 13 years ago by DrChuck
  • Latest reply 13 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • DrChuck Member

    Good morning.

    The question of the day involves trying to connect to a new Linux box I just made using Fetch on my Mac.

    Mac- OS 9.1, 400Mhz G4, TCP/IP enabled and configured, Fetch 3.0.3.

    Linux- Redhat 7.0, 800Mhz Intel, Networking enabled, FTP server active, Apache active, Sendmail/Pop3 active

    I can connect to my Linux box over my ethernet cable using Eudora for email, Netscape for web, and NCSA-Telnet for telnet... all 3 work peachy. Trying to connect using Fetch for FTP, however, fails. I have searched through online documentation, FAQs, and HOW-TOs for days, to noavail. The FTP server on my Linux box is active, up, and working, as I can connect to it locally on the Linux box using 'ftp' on the command line. Trying to get at it via Fetch, however, just hangs. Here is part of my Transcript File (note: 192.168.1.10 is the local IP I gave my Linux box (linuxbox.localdomain in my /etc/hosts file) that everything else connects to just fine, not accessible over the internet, just in my bedroom):
    ========== ==========
    Connecting to 192.168.1.10 port 21 (4/5/01 12:22:28 PM)
    220 linuxbox.localdomain FTP server (Version wu-2.6.1(1) Wed Aug 9 05:54:50 EDT 2000) ready.
    USER creed
    331 Password required for creed.
    PASS
    230 User creed logged in. Access restrictions apply.
    SYST
    215 UNIX Type: L8
    PWD
    ABOR
    Connecting to 192.168.1.10 port 21 (4/5/01 12:31:39 PM)
    220 linuxbox.localdomain FTP server (Version wu-2.6.1(1) Wed Aug 9 05:54:50 EDT 2000) ready.
    USER creed
    331 Password required for creed.
    PASS
    230 User creed logged in. Access restrictions apply.
    SYST
    215 UNIX Type: L8
    PWD
    ftp_info: -3259
    ========== ==========
    Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter to get Fetch working!

    -Charles

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    It looks like the problem happens when Fetch sends the PWD command. Could you try connecting with the terminal ftp program and issuing the pwd command?

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • DrChuck Member

    Yeppers, I can log in through Telnet to the FTP Server and issue commands. I can log in directly on the server itself on the command line. I can also connect with a program called "NetFinder" which I downloaded last night. There is a significant delay in connection, but it does connect, and i can view directories, upload, download, etc, using Netfinder.

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The error you're getting with Fetch refers to a time out, and you say that NetFinder takes a long time to connect. I wonder if the server is trying to look up the domain name of your Mac, and that process is causing it to freeze. You might check the FTP server configuration on Linux and turn off domain name resolution if it's turned on.

    Another thing to try is connecting to the FTP port (21) with a telnet client and issuing the same commands that you see Fetch issuing, to see if there's a freeze at the same point.

    Posted 13 years ago #

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