Working with two FTP sites

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nirmelamoud
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Working with two FTP sites

Post by *nirmelamoud » 2018-12-07, 15:27 UTC

Hi, if Im connecting to an FTP site in one tab and want to open a new ftp site on another tab - either to copy between them (via local HDD) or just to look, or to copy data from local to both etc ...

I have a problem, TC is asking me if I want to close the currently opened FTP ,which I do not - this is inconsistent behavior, with the rest of TC , why do we need that ?
the default should be to open both, and maintain both open, for tC it should not be different than any other folder, or usb device, or cloud mount link via some FS plugin

its especially confusing since the default (say yes) is to close the other FTP - especially if I have a download/upload running

I'm suggesting to change it to always just open the next FTP connection, users can close the connection some other way (by closing the tab, or clicking the disconnect button on the toolbar.

if we do want to maintain current behavior, maybe we either change the default to be "leave ftp open" or allow via configuration to hide the dialog and silently decide on an option.'


what do you say ?

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Dalai
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Re: Working with two FTP sites

Post by *Dalai » 2018-12-07, 15:48 UTC

There already is an option for this. See TC help, section 4.b) (wcx_ftp.ini):
AutoDisconnect=0
Defines what happens when the user tries to connect to another server in the same window, while another connection is active:
0: ask user (default)
1: disconnect previous
2: keep previous
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Re: Working with two FTP sites

Post by *Usher » 2018-12-07, 15:57 UTC

Some sites may limit number of connections and users may be banned if they try to open more connections, so the question about closing current connection is really needed. But it should be configurable similar to passive mode - globally (as it's already available) and per site. IMHO it would be even better to set max number of connections per site (like in download managers).
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