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ADAT and MACB ENABLE Commands (2 posts)

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  • Started 22 years ago by m5comp
  • Latest reply 22 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • m5comp Member

    What is the purpose of Fetch 4.0 sending these commands every time I connect to an FTP server, and what do these commands mean?

    Posted 22 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch sends the ADAT command to find out if the server supports Kerberos security. That way it can warn the user if the user isn't taking advantage of security options supported by the server.

    Fetch sends the MACB command to find out if the server can interpret and generate MacBinary format. Most Mac FTP servers can, and taking advantage of that capability makes transfers more reliable.

    FTP servers are supposed to return an error code if they get a command they don't support, so sending these commands should be harmless. But some servers, particularly proxy servers, are touchier than they should be. So the Fetch Example Scripts folder includes a script called SetSecretOptions that you can use to tell Fetch to not send those commands.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 22 years ago #

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