Can anyone say if this problem could be solved with a better FTP client?
I work on a PC with win98 and standard 56k modem, I FTP with Dreamweaver v4 (in the UK) to a Unix/Apache host in Canada. My ISP is Freeserve. I have a lot of FTP trouble with files over 500k. After about 100k Dreamweaver tells me 'the connection has been lost - start again' Some times it can take a lot of attempts to get the job done. When downloading stuff from the web I use Gozilla - if the connection is lost it resumes from where it left off. I suspect there is a better FTP client.
The DW FTP is adequate if you have a sound, fast connection. V3 was terrible, V4 is better, V4.01 is a little better yet if memory serves. I have a few sites where the directory structure or login process is "non-standard" and I invariably use a stand alone FTP client for transfers to/from these in place of the DW FTP. It's just easier then fighting with DW.
Thanks DaveAtIFG My ISP connection falls down sometimes but I'm not ready to pay for a more expensive connection. Does anyone know of an FTP client that automatically resumes uploading if the connection is lost?. I know that Gozilla does this for downloading - if it loses connection it just carries on from where it left off. I have spent all day today starting again and again with the larger files that don't work first time :(