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

    I've been connecting fine with this host until about a day or so ago. This is an nt host. The old shortcut doesn't seem to work, nor do any new one's I try to create.

    The directory form is:

    for some reason fetch is dropping the uername part when it tries to connect and I get and error "You are not allowed to take that action".

    ANy help would be appreciated.


    Posted 21 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Could you post the contents of the Fetch Transcript window after seeing the error message? Choose "Fetch Transcript" from the Window menu to reveal it.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 21 years ago #

  • matthewcostello Member


    Thanks for your reply. Here's the transcript. I am also having problems with connecting to a specific UNIX service but I haven't ruled out that it's a ISP problem yet. Thanks for your time.

    Connecting to port 21 (4/19/02 10:29:53 AM)
    220 nt8 Microsoft FTP Service (Version 5.0).
    500 'ADAT Hi there, do you support security?': command not understood
    USER mcostell
    331 Password required for mcostell.
    230-Welcome to the NT8.NPSIS.COM Windows 2000 FTP Server.

    230-For all technical questions please contact support at

    230-801-426-4933 or
    230 User mcostell logged in.
    215 Windows_NT version 5.0
    257 "/" is current directory.
    500 'MACB ENABLE': command not understood
    200 MSDOS-like directory output is on
    200 MSDOS-like directory output is off
    CWD /users/m
    550 /users/m: Access is denied.
    ftp_cwd: -30008 (state == CHANGING_DIR)
    257 "/" is current directory.
    PORT 65,97,20,120,79,255
    200 PORT command successful.
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
    ---------- 1 owner group 257999872 Apr 19 0:30 system_state.bkf
    drwxrwxrwx 1 owner group 0 Apr 17 11:25 temp
    d--------- 1 owner group 0 Mar 18 14:12 users
    226 Transfer complete.

    Posted 21 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch goes to the starting directory in two steps, first to its parent and then to the actual destination. You may be able to work around this by putting this in the Directory field:


    In this case Fetch will go to /users/m/mcostello and then to ".", which refers to the current directory.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 21 years ago #

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