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NS Composer crash publishing binaries to MS IIS 4.0

When I try to publish any kind of image file into my IIS it does copy the file, but Netscape crashes and shows me the bug report form. It does add without problem HTML files, it only fails with images.
So if I want to publish a page with 3 images, it crashes after the first, restart Composer, crash after the second, restart, crash after the third, restart, then enjoy the page that I have finally published.
I have tried to publish both as http and ftp, but it gives the very same problem. All users have all privileges, to avoid permission problems, so it's neither an NTFS nor IIS permission problem (I believe).
Anyone knows how to solve this, without leaving Composer and IIS? (I've tried with Navigator versions 4.0 thru 4.6; both crash the same nasty way).
Thanks a lot for your help.
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mgfranzCommented:
I imagine it has something to do with the way IIS is hand-shaking with the NN Publisher.  In other words, when the file is done uploading, the comm link is nolonger needed by IIS, so the link is broke by IIS, but comunicator still wants to talk, since it cant, it dies.  Have you tried using the old fashion way, FTP?  :-)
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EnZoAuthor Commented:
Yes, and crashes the same way :-( Any more clues?
Thanx a lot anyway Mqfranz.
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mgfranzCommented:
The servers crashes or your PC crashes using FTP?  If it is the server, check the upload permissions in the ftp directory, there may be a file limitation size set.  If using FTP on your PC crashes your PC, I don't know... other than a file size limitation being set I don't know off hand what could cause a PC to hang after transfering one file.  What are you using to FTP the files?  I like WS_FTP LE

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EnZoAuthor Commented:
It's netscape that crashes (as I mentioned I must use composer to publish). Whether I specify http or ftp to publish, it doesn't matter, it crashes the same way. The FTP doesn't have any size limitations, and has permissions for everybody to read/write.

Another thing, I'm publishing through a MS-proxy 2.0 (with plain text authentication), maybe it could it be some kind of source of problems?

Thanx a lot for your interest :)
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mgfranzCommented:
The composer crashes of the Netscape Server crashes?

Why must you use composer to publish?  Whats wrong with trying WS_FTP LE?  If you are able to upload all the files with FTP, you can isolate the problem a bit.
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EnZoAuthor Commented:
I finally convinced my boss to use Frontpage express. Please repost your comment as answer and you'll get the points. Thanks a lot for your time!
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mgfranzCommented:
Although I have used both the FrontPage annd the Netscape Composer in the past, they are not friendly to each other.  I presently use Homesite 4.5 from Allaire, http://www.allaire.com.  It has just about every feature both of these products contain, plus the benefit of cross-platform composing.  Here's a little test, create a page in Frontpage, then create the exact same page in Netscape Composer.  Have this page include a table, a form, and an image or two.  View the source of both pages, they will be formatted differently, plus there is a possibility that this page may not be viewable in all browsers...  

Oh yeah, 4.5 has a tool that will load your entire site to the server too.  Try it out.

Plus there is good ol' FTP.  :-)

Mark
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EnZoAuthor Commented:
Thanks Mark :)
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mgfranzCommented:
There is a nice little write-up on Homesite 4.5 in this months WebTechniques magazine.  www.webtechniques.com

If you don't already subscribe to this zine, I do recommend it.  Plus if you have a title in the IT field, you can get a free subscription.
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