File transferring

Richard Miller wow at
Sat Mar 3 14:11:13 CST 2007


Thanks for the feedback. The response I am getting from the server is  
not nearly as friendly. On that note, we're currently using a MacMini  
for the server (ftp serving only). We've been testing Rumpus. Any  
thoughts on the best OSX ftp server software to use?


On Mar 3, 2007, at 1:06 PM, Dave Cragg wrote:

> On 3 Mar 2007, at 17:43, Richard Miller wrote:
>> This question is related to my prior questions on file transferring.
>> I'm using the "put url to url" method to ftp a file from client to  
>> server via a wired connection. I pull the ethernet cable from the  
>> computer, killing the connection mid-stream. What do I need to do  
>> to re-send that file? When I try using "put" again, I get numerous  
>> kinds of error messages... mostly socket related, but sometimes  
>> "error 550, Command failed for unknown reasons". I've tried  
>> resetall. I've tried asking for the socket ID so I could close it.  
>> Nothing seems to work.
> Sorry, Richard. I don't have a good answer. I tried here, and  
> things worked as expected.
> -- Unplugged during the transfer, and get a socketTimeout.
> -- Tried again while still unplugged, and get a "Can't connect to  
> host" error.
> -- Plug in again, and the transfer takes place with no problems.
> The 550 error looks like an FTP error, usually for "file not found"  
> or "no access to file/folder". But I wouldn't expect it when  
> uploading. You usually this when downloading non-existent files or  
> files with the wrong permissions.
> I guess the consequeces of pulling the cable may vary from network  
> to network.
> Also, there may be differences between FTP servers about how they  
> behave when a transfer is interrupted. I tested with pure-FTP  
> server on OS X.
> Cheers
> Dave
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