A 'dumber' ftp client?
Posted 02 September 2006 - 04:05 AM
Part of my recovery plan was to try to ftp the photos to the server at work. However, Filezilla just tried to be too clever. The Filezilla defaults appear to be to enable multiple connections & to 'fill' the login & password fields if you try to leave them empty. My work server wont allow multiple connections or submitting a password as part of the connection string. I struggled for a while with Filezilla defaults but gave up. It's too clever for its own good in a crisis when the file system can freeze the computer at any moment.
Would you consider including a 'dumber' ftp clinet in the build? WinSCP 'winscp.net' fits the bill, is open source, but I dont know whether it meets ubcd4win constraints.
all the best.
Posted 02 September 2006 - 08:52 AM
Glad to hear you saved the family photos, but I have to ask... Why are they not backed-up to another location? If they are that important, you should find another way to protect them in case the next time this happens you file system might be beyond saving & all data could be lost.
Posted 02 September 2006 - 09:08 AM
"My cause is noble, my power is pure"
Posted 04 September 2006 - 08:18 AM
Thanks for the replies.
I work in computing, so it's a case of "Doctor - heal thyself".
I found the option to switch off multiple connections in filezilla but I couldn't stop it from autofilling the password field. I have found the same issue in other ftp clients I have tried, cuteftp I seem to (mis)remember. WinSCP, on the other hand, lets you connect with or without login & password strings.
Now I've found ubcd4win I can think of many uses for it, but digging myself out of trouble is the most valuable. For this, simple resource-light tools are the best.
BTW - I used 'express burn' to rescue the photos.
My thanks once again. I'm telling all my computer-literate friends & colleagues about ubcd4win.
Posted 07 September 2006 - 12:35 AM
the plugin is very simple to create because all you need is the executable... if your not comfortable making this, then the easiest way is just place the executable in your "custom" folder and then when you boot ubcd4win just use an file explorer to go to the cd and launch from there
Posted 11 September 2006 - 05:54 PM
This post has been edited by turbine_blade: 11 September 2006 - 05:57 PM