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Need help with FTP to SFTP tunnel/bridge using MindTerm (2 posts)

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

    Our ISP requires that our FTP access be secure. We've been using MacSFTP (, but some tweak at their end has made that client unusable. A technician at the ISP has recommended AppGate's "MindTerm", available at

    I have followed its installation intructions, and its instructions for running Fetch through a tunnel set up by MindTerm, both on the mac-mindt.html page and on mac-fetch.html.

    However the connection is not working. MindTerm sees Fetch's request, and logs it as

    ** SSH2Channel : 'open confirmation, ch. #1, init-winsz = 0, max-pktsz = 32768'

    and Fetch reports "Error: the server dropped the connection (it may be too busy)." The transcript gives no more information:

    Connecting to port 21 (4/24/03 12:45:19 PM)


    I would gladly accept:

    Suggestions for making Fetch work with MindTerm
    Suggestions for other SSH clients that Fetch can tunnel with

    Here are my details:

    Fetch version 4.0.2, Mac OS 9.2.2

    Shortcut definition (as per MindTerm's instructions):
    Name= ftp tunnel
    Type= unknown

    Fetch preferences:
    Yes: Use Internet Config
    Yes: Display server messages
    Yes: Keep connections active
    Yes: Use passive mode transfers
    Proxy type= None
    (Other proxy fields are blank)
    Yes: Use "Type I"; Translate ISO chars; Show New Connection at startup.
    No: all others
    Obscure Options: all unselected
    Yes: Warn before cleartext password; Kerberos v5 tickets; dummy password; GSS channel bindings
    No: Warn before insecure password; Check protection level.

    Posted 21 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I have not used the MindTerm SFTP gateway, but I can point you to instructions on using Fetch with MacSSH:

    Let me know if that does not help.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 21 years ago #

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