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Re: [xenu-usergroup] request for the: Remote Orphan Check dialog

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  • Tilman Hausherr
    The dialog will be wider in the next version. The validate button sounds like a good idea, but I don t have the time right now. But I ll try to do it some
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 18, 2007
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      The dialog will be wider in the next version.
      The "validate" button sounds like a good idea, but I don't have the time
      right now. But I'll try to do it some day.

      Tilman

      On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 21:53:13 -0000, bamaustin2000 wrote:

      >Could you make the "ftp host:" field wider in the "Remote Orphan
      >Check: Ftp Parameters" dialog display? The current width does not
      >display enough characters to show the address in its entirety.
      >
      >There isn't enough space to display the entire application layer and
      >octets of a standard IPv4 address without scrolling. Using a fully
      >qualified domain name plus a user directory on a shared host usually
      >won't fit either. (When IPv6 support comes into wider use, this
      >field will become more difficult to use for reference.)
      >
      >I typically need Xenu most when someone asks me to help them clean up
      >their website. And, since most of those people use shared hosting
      >services, it takes quite a few attempts to set up the "Remote Orphan
      >Check: Ftp Parameters" dialog so that it works with the host's
      >idiosyncrasies. I haven't figured out why the values that work
      >successfully in WS-FTP won't also work in Xenu.
      >
      >(If I don't have time to mess with these settings, I just copy the
      >whole website via FTP and use Xenu on that local mirror. Then the
      >FTP configuration becomes moot for a local orphan check. That works
      >so much more simply.)
      >
      >It would be great if there was a "validate" button that verified that
      >the settings would provide access. Even better if it could display a
      >directory listing (or validated the expected subdirectories existed)
      >to make sure it was hitting the right subdirectory. I get a lot
      >of "550 No such directory" error messages in the orphan report
      >section until I find the expected subdirectory.)
      >
      >Thanks for reading,
      >Brian
      >
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      >
      >Yahoo! Groups Links
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    • Tilman Hausherr
      ... Try this new version: http://home.snafu.de/tilman/tmp/xenubeta.zip This also has a new feature: [Options] MakeLowerCase=1 to convert all to lower case (for
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 20, 2007
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        On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 21:53:13 -0000, bamaustin2000 wrote:

        >Could you make the "ftp host:" field wider in the "Remote Orphan
        >Check: Ftp Parameters" dialog display? The current width does not
        >display enough characters to show the address in its entirety.

        Try this new version:
        http://home.snafu.de/tilman/tmp/xenubeta.zip

        This also has a new feature:

        [Options]
        MakeLowerCase=1

        to convert all to lower case (for some users)
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