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FTP problem

 11:27 am on Jul 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

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.



 12:31 pm on Jul 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

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.


 4:51 pm on Jul 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

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 :(


 5:09 pm on Jul 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

try LeechFTP here [stud.fh-heilbronn.de]. Very reliable and free.


 5:12 pm on Jul 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

I've used CoffeeCup FTP for Windows with good results. I think it's freeware also... if not, it's shareware.


 3:43 pm on Jul 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

I use a demo version of WS_FTP (free for educators).

When I was looking for an FTP program a few years ago, this one was recommended quite often.

The demo version doesn't have the "resume" feature you're looking for, but their full scale product may well have it. You might want to search their site to see if it does.


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