[Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

FTP proxy not working on Mac

Posted on 1997-08-14
3
Medium Priority
?
400 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I'm having lots of problems doing FTP through a proxy server.



My ISP just setup a proxy server with a port of 80. this proxy server works

for http, gopher, ssl, ftp, and wais. I've entered this data in Internet

Config 1.3. my ISP says there is no userid or password required to use the

proxy. I've tried it with and without my internet id and password.



So my proxy server entry looks like this: proxy.islandnet.com:80





The http proxy works fine. I can access the web from MSIE through the proxy

without any problems. I am having problems with FTP though.



I've tried FETCH, ANARCHIE, and MSIE for FTP. It doesn't work for me. It just

sits there at "Opening Connection" and eventually times out--HELP!



My ISP says it works fine from Netscape on Win95.



Has anyone had any problems with FTP proxy with InternetConfig or mac FTP clients?



Thanks!

0
Comment
Question by:themacman
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
karl_s earned 300 total points
ID: 1542263
What your ISP has probably setup is an http-only (incoming) proxy, probably squid. This means that you *must* use something like Netscrape to access the proxy in a manner in which it can understand, no matter whether you are trying to ftp a file or use gopher or whatever... try accessing an ftp site using netscrape configured to use the proxy on all services.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:themacman
ID: 1542264
Yes, this is correct. I received a similar answer from Stairways Software. Though the problem I have is I still had a hard time using ftp through MS IE. I hate using a browser to access FTP sites unless I have to :-)



I've given you a B for your response. Thank you very much.


0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:karl_s
ID: 1542265
If your ISP is using squid, ask them nicely to recompile squid with the socks option on...

just a thought..

Regards
Karl
=8)
0

Featured Post

Important Lessons on Recovering from Petya

In their most recent webinar, Skyport Systems explores ways to isolate and protect critical databases to keep the core of your company safe from harm.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to extract the music from an iPod with freeware. Freeware      Not for iTouch or iPhone only works under Windows. iDump            http://www.softpedia.com/get/IPOD-TOOLS/Multimedia-IPOD-tools/iDump.shtml Sadly, newer versions of iDump are no longer fre…
Apple iTunes - Move from PC to PC First login to your old PC 1. Click on File. 2. Then click Library. 3. Now open the Export Library. 4. Save the .xml file to your desktop. This file will hold all of the information about your playl…
Screencast - Getting to Know the Pipeline
When cloud platforms entered the scene, users and companies jumped on board to take advantage of the many benefits, like the ability to work and connect with company information from various locations. What many didn't foresee was the increased risk…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month20 days, 11 hours left to enroll

865 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question