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Somebody with experience please help! I'm trying to upload a 230mg mp4 file to my website and my FTP client disconnects after 6 minutes. What could I be doing wrong?

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While data is being transferred via the data stream' date=' the control stream sits idle. This can cause problems with large data transfers through firewalls which time out sessions after lengthy periods of idleness. While the file may well be successfully transferred, the control session can be disconnected by the firewall, causing an error to be generated.[/quote']

 

It's possible that you need to make firewall adjustments or compress the video file to make it smaller and less prone to disconnects.

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Try SmartFTP and it's forums, they have an excellent free client for non-commercial use and there's lots of info help files to be found on their website.

 

http://www.smartftp.com/

 

 

Moved to general computing, since so far this doesn't seem to be a development or design oriented thread.

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While data is being transferred via the data stream' date=' the control stream sits idle. This can cause problems with large data transfers through firewalls which time out sessions after lengthy periods of idleness. While the file may well be successfully transferred, the control session can be disconnected by the firewall, causing an error to be generated.[/quote']

 

It's possible that you need to make firewall adjustments or compress the video file to make it smaller and less prone to disconnects.

 

Problem with that is, I never have a firewall activated. What I don't understand is I use torrents downloading large files and never had a problem with timing out. What's the difference? As far as more compression is concerned, I've already compressed a 2 hr tv show (that I produce for cable access) to a 233mb file. Compressing it to less than 30mb just to bypass the disconnect would be pointless. It would be unwatchable!

 

I checked out smartftp but from what I've seen it's only for windows users and I'm a mac guy. So far I've tried FileZilla (worthless), Cyberduck and One Button FTP.

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I meant zipping the file for compression or something.

 

you could also try cuteFTP.

 

It funny that you should mention CuteFTP. I just barely tried it and about the only difference I can see is that immediately after it disconnects it automatically starts over again. If I wasn't sitting at the computer and left it on it's own it would either circle into infinity or until the bandwidth on my server is exceeded.

 

Is it even possible to compress a 233mb file down to 30?

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Cute ftp I heard was good and has many Features

 

Cuteftp (for one) can be configured to maintain a connection indefinitely by periodically sending "do nothing" commands to the server before it times out. Cuteftp calls this "Smart Keep Alive," there are other ftp clients that can do something similar.

 

[br]Posted on: April 16, 2008, 11:22:44 AM


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Is it even possible to compress a 233mb file down to 30?

 

Yes you can tho it would be useless as you whould have to change the size of the move tho if it's for the ipod's it might be doable as they have small screens and omit somethings in movies

 

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Cute ftp I heard was good and has many Features

 

Cuteftp (for one) can be configured to maintain a connection indefinitely by periodically sending "do nothing" commands to the server before it times out. Cuteftp calls this "Smart Keep Alive," there are other ftp clients that can do something similar.

 

 

Where can I find this function? I'm not sure if it's available in the trial version I'm using now.

 

Ah, nevermind. the Cuteftp for Mac is four years out of date. It wouldn't matter anyways. I just discovered that Cyberduck had the same function and that was still disconnecting even with the option activated.

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Have you tried FileZilla? From those folks who brought us Firefox. They have versions for Windows/Linux/Mac. And it's free.

 

http://filezilla-project.org/download.php

 

Yep. I've tried Filezilla. I've tried Cyberduck. I've tried Cuteftp. I've tried OneButton FTP. I'll try Fetch, but honestly at the moment I have zero faith in it. I'm almost certain that the problem is coming from the other end, or somewhere in the middle, and not from my computer.

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The reason you're being disconnected is because of the server (From what I remember), but some clients support Keepalive to stop you from disconnecting. FileZilla was supposed to have this too, but it doesn't seem to work. WinSCP is the only client I know which does seem to stay connected.

 

The only other alternative I can see, is stick with using another client, such as FileZilla, and start uploading your file. If you keep moving into a new directory to refresh the connection (Don't click the refresh button - it doesn't save you either!) every few minutes, you should stay connected. Annoying, I know.

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Well I'll be damned... Fetch worked! And I gave up hope, too. :D Even though it stayed connected I was almost afraid it would never finish uploading because the more time passed the slower the speed became. Thanks for the tip x5313 and thanks to everyone else for all of the advice!

 

One thing I don't like however is that Fetch was a trial version that I'll eventually have to pay for. I hope I find a free alternative that works equally well before that time comes. :(

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Fetch is a trial but what's good about it, is that it doesn't stop working, the only thing that changes is that after a while you have to wait a period before being able to use it. So it never stops working.

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Fetch is a trial but what's good about it, is that it doesn't stop working, the only thing that changes is that after a while you have to wait a period before being able to use it. So it never stops working.

 

It also helps that serial #s for Fetch are really easy to find online, so I've discovered. ;)

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$25 for a serial not bad

 

I may even add it to the sa forum [glow=red,2,3000]Pending Admin approvel[/glow]

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ACE Expert FTP simply the best client for windows ever made.

I'm still using the 1.2 version but you can ask goggle  for "Ace FTP 3.72 FREE. (or look at the screenshots below)

 

Some unmatched features from  the old 1.x version:

 

- Really friendly 'paste it twice' ftp address dialog box

 

- Easy to figure out  tabbed menus (options menu too)

  with  checkboxes as triggers.

 

- The unregistered version will work everytime you need it, unregistered

  screen only appears before you close the app.

 

- Right mouse click on any  local file item shows the floating

  menu  as  if you were in normal ms  explorer, no warnings prior

  deleting an incomplete file.

 

aceftpdl0.gif

 

aceftpdl1.gif

 

 

If you or anyone here wants the old version installer (a fake 'patch' with a working installer inside) just pm me.

 

 

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At least I have demonstrated that here there is one person 'luvin' more or less it's FTP client program.  :D

 

 

 

 

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This is FTP client thread continuation

updated 06/12/2018

Here are just the steps.

1. Download both attached files

2. Install aceftp.exe

3. Run program

4. Register using the following user and serial #

NUKEM

2A7447-S5YTYP-6M2J3A-L4S2CA

5. you can use this register info

Enter your name: TEAM MAGLORD

Your registration code: 3BYU3E-N73JLA-VPAM85-FT74N7
 

5. Replace sites.ini inside installation folder  if you want a few FTP sites examples (otherwise address bar will be empty).

6. Enjoy your easy peasy FTP Client.

 

aceftp.exe

Sites.zip

Edited by dr_strekge

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Download and use the aceftp.rar file instead

(if your system wants to tag and delete the exe file as a fake positive virus/malware). 

aceftp.rar

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