[thelist] problems with FTP

Portman mrport at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jul 17 11:08:13 CDT 2006

Did you see what files are being downloaded? There may be a suspicious 
file in there somewhere that could be causing all the problems.  That 
also might be the reason the client is losing money . . .


Nan Harbison wrote:
> Hello Evolters,
> Okay, this is weird. I was asked to take a look at and possibly fix a
> website that sells customized stuff. The owner is losing hundreds of dollars
> of sales because SOME of the orders are not getting through the system. I
> **think** the orders are just sent as an email to the owner. SO it should be
> fairly simple to send the contents of the form along in an email. I am on a
> PC running Windows XP using Dreamweaver 8. The files seem to all be htm and
> a few swf.
> I logged into the website and started to download all of the files on the
> website, and my computer completely crashed, I got the blue screen of death.
> It said something like I had a new driver on the computer which was not
> configured correctly. I had to shut down the computer the hard way. Not
> thinking this was related to downloading website files, I restarted and
> continued to download, I ended up doing this a few times and every single
> time the computer crashed. I decided it might be Dreamweaver's ftp, which is
> often a little flaky, so I used my very stable workhorse ftp program,
> Ipswitch's WS FTP, and the same thing happened. I then tried downloading the
> files on my backup computer, Windows XP home and Dreamweaver 4. I keep
> getting error messages that it couldn't get the file or the connection was
> lost or something.
> Has this happened to anyone before and they figured out what was going on?
> Are the files on the website corrupted or something?
> And is this off topic? If so, I will try to think up a tip.
> Nan

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