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  • Started 19 years ago by Rodie
  • Latest reply 19 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Rodie Member

    We have been running a Windows 2000 Server with Macintosh file sharing on our network for some time.

    The Macs accessing the share via Appletalk have no problem with the file associations when using them from the server (the forks are in tact and there with the files on the share.)

    Our Mac users to not use any sort of file extensions (.XXX) whatsoever at present.

    We are running an FTP server with IIS and now have a remote Mac user trying to use Fetch to get this data.

    Is there any configuration possibility that will allow the client (Fetch) to obtain these forks with the downloaded file via FTP? I understand that there may be a limitation on the server side with IIS.

    Is my only option having our users add file extensions to all of our existing data on the server? This is going to be quite cumbersome for them only to accomodate our one remote user.

    Any thoughts or other ideas are appreciated. Thanks.

    Posted 19 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I think you are really asking about type/creator information, the information that the Mac uses to associate documents with their application, rather than resource forks. As far as I know there is no way for an FTP client like Fetch to get type/creator information about a file on a Windows 2000 Server.

    One workaround would be to use file name extensions. Another option is to try working without type/creator information; some applications will open a file even if the type/creator information is missing. For that to work the remote user would have to know which files open in which applications. If the applications won't open files without type/creator information the remote user could add it him/herself, using a program like Super Get Info.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 19 years ago #

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