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  • Started 21 years ago by scooper
  • Latest reply 21 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • scooper Member

    Please provide a method to specify the type of server that is being accessed.

    Recent versions of WU-FTPd (2.6.0 > ) have changed their implementation of the FTP RFC to be more strict than it has in the past. Specifically the daemon now requires the client to close the connection before it will send a reply (read about it at

    Changing the setting via applescript is a pain when you have 5 different servers to goto and each one is a different platform.

    think first.
    set LIST -al = true
    ftp > WUFTPD
    download files.
    think again ...
    set LIST -al = false
    ftp > M$ FTP server
    upload files
    think again ...
    set LIST -al = true ??
    ftp > Solaris
    download files
    crash (applscript under 9.1 w/o VM)
    think ...
    set LIST -al

    if we could set the _bookmark_ IN ADVANCE whether (or not) the server complies with the strict FTP RFC then there would be a lot less confusion.

    Also SFTP would be a nice addition. It seems I'm just waiting for clients that support it.

    Aside from that, Fetch is the Balls!!!!

    [This message has been edited by scooper (edited 03-21-2002).]

    [This message has been edited by scooper (edited 03-21-2002).]

    Posted 21 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch is compatible with the wu-ftpd changed mentioned -- Fetch acknowledges closed connections before listening for command replies.

    The "use LIST minus al" option should work on all the servers you mention, since it only has any effect when Fetch is connected to UNIX servers. But I agree that it would be handy to be able to set certain preferences on a per-server basis.

    Thanks for the feedback,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 21 years ago #

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