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Re: [gftp] Problem with gftp

On Wed, 2 Jul 2008, Brad Rogers wrote:

On Wed, 2 Jul 2008 23:30:14 +0800 (WST)
Bret Busby <bret@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hello Bret,

I do not know whether gftp keeps a history of previous transaction
logs, or whatever the name would be, for the communications that are

Logs are in ~/.gftp/gftp.log

As well as the Passive checkbox, look at "Ignore PASV address" in FTP
options and see whether it's ticked or not.  If it is ticked, untick it
since your router might be giving out the wrong IP to the server.

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The log file that you named, lists only the two times that I found and tried to list the logging (in the gftp menu's; Logging->View log), it shows each instance as displaying and clearing the logfile which has as part of its name, a sessionID.

As an example, in having just performed the operation Logging -> View log, the response in the gftp dialogue window, was
gFTP 2.0.18, Copyright (C) 1998-2003 Brian Masney <masneyb@xxxxxxxx>. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about this program, please feel free to email them to me. You can always find out the latest news about gFTP from my website at http://www.gftp.org/ gFTP comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details, see the COPYING file. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; for details, see the COPYING file
Viewing file /tmp/gftp-view.XXXX5ll5qC
Successfully removed /tmp/gftp-view.XXXX5ll5qC

So, that does not retain or show a history of previous FTP operations using gftp (I was hoping for something that went back a year or so, and would include the responses that are displayed in the gftp dialogue window that tells a user what has happened during a session.

Perhaps, in a future version of gftp, a logfile system, a bit like the mail.log files in /var/log, the mail.log files created by fetchhmail, could be good, for examining transaction history, for dealing with problems like this.

I examined the FTP settings in gftp, and the "Ignore PASV address" check box was unchecked.

Bret Busby
West Australia

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