I had problems with NW4 FTP server for long reported as bug 70444 until I could use tcdump which showed the server fails to accept PASV. The errors returned by mozilla differed from version to version but only tcpdump could reveal where the problem was. I could get one of these: -nothing, either throbber throbs forever or it stops but the page does not change -login error -command not understood The last error copies the server response verbatim which is the best from above but does not indicate which command failed. expected solution: display both the command that failed and the server respose example one: display PASV failed in a message box and render the server response as the content of the window example two: display either the command or the server response in a message box with a button which could open a window with full log of the communication with server.
Yeah, fair enough. I need to add "The server said" or something like that to the top so that people realise that its not our text, as well.
Severity: normal → minor
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Priority: -- → P3
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.0
Actually, ftp really shouldn't be putting up these promps at all, since that interferes with stuff like publisher, whcih wants to handle errors itsself. We shoiuld just return teh appropriate error codes instead. -> 1.1
Target Milestone: mozilla1.0 → mozilla1.1beta
I do not know what shoud be putting the propmts, but IMO they should be displayed and supply all the information available in the end. Reading the above comment it seems there may be actually two problems: networking stuff displaying some terse dialogs which it shouldnt and browser UI _not_ responding to FTP errors at all. But these are tightly coupled then.
Severity: minor → enhancement
Summary: The FTP error messages should be more descriptive → [RFE] The FTP error messages should be more descriptive
I think there have been recent improvements in this area, when I run the functional test, I get more literal messages about passive support, too many users, etc. What areas need more information? Asa demo'd an ftp feature for me once where the entire FTP control session was logged in a split pane at the bottom of the screen.
I have no time to work on mozilla at the moment, so dougt is taking over FTP open ftp bugs -> him
Assignee: bbaetz → dougt
Last time I got an FTP error I could tell what failed from the dialog text. So for me the bug is generally fixed.
RESOLVED:WFM Michal: as reporter, if you could VERIFY this, that would be great. Lets create new bugs for any new situations w/o good error messages.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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