[texhax] Repeated ftp access failures .........

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Mon Aug 18 15:37:27 CEST 2003

Eric Steed asked:
>   < ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/comp/macosx/volumes/ii2/II2.dmg >
> I even ( See page 400, Mac OS X Jaguar:Complete Reference:
> Using Passive FTP for Sharing ) reversed my default FTP setting
> to see if that helped. It did not.
> I attempted this only because, rather than engaging the Mac
> 'Download Manager', a message at the bottom of Explorer
> indicated 'Passive' mode in progress???

First, that's not the ``Mac `Download Manager''', but an element 
specific / unique to Internet Explorer.

That said, I was able to get this download started here at work in 
Internet Explorer 5.2 in Mac OS X 10.2.6, so it would seem to be a 
difficulty w/ your internet provider / settings.

Have you tried using some other FTP client?

Different Drummer's rBrowser is quite nice (I may be biased here, since 
it's an old NeXT program). www.rbrowser.com

Or if you're running Jaguar you should be able to just connect the FTP 
site as if it were a network drive, Finder | Go | Connect to Server | 
ftp://ftp.nluug.nl <return>

and click your way through the site

to get to the ii2.dmg file (but it's an alias) so you can then drag 
ii2-200308032058.dmg to your desktop, just change the name to ii2.dmg 
once it's done downloading.


William Adams, publishing specialist
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