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  • Started 21 years ago by alex_h
  • Latest reply 21 years ago from alex_h
  • alex_h Member

    I use Dreamweaver MX for my site generation/editing/whatever. I like having Fetch around to upload stuff to my site when I'm done, because for some tasks I like its interface better.

    Dreamweaver will connect to my site, but that Fetch won't. I either get a timed out message or an error -1 message. I think it might have something to do with my firewall, but the FAQ just says to ask your network admin about that.

    Bad news, I'm the network admin. I'm doing this from a home network, and my router has a built-in firewall. I checked some of the preferences for Fetch, and it looks like it wants to connect via port 21. I had problems with Quicktime, too, and had to tell it to use an open port (like 80). I think that's what Fetch is running into.

    How do I tell Fetch to do use an open port? I found the part about proxy servers, but we don't really have a proxy server. There is a popup with a bunch of proxy options that I don't understand on it.

    Can anyone help me out? I really like using Fetch, and until now it was easier than this.

    Currently using 4.0.3, on Mac OS 10.2.3. Have used previous versions in the past, including a slightly earlier one on my laptop on the same network (it connects just fine).

    Thanks in advance.

    Posted 21 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Could you post the contents of the Fetch Transcript window after you connect? It should have clues to the problem.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 21 years ago #

  • alex_h Member

    Sorry. Turns out to be a case of operator error.

    I'd been trying to connect to instead of Could have sworn that worked in the past, but it turns out DW MX was connecting to the FTP server, too.

    Sorry for the false alarm.

    Posted 21 years ago #

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