In article <1fyikg9.nu30n7koblmeN%twixter3030nospamhotmail.c om>,
[email]twixter3030nospamhotmail.com[/email] (Sara Garland) wrote:
I'm assuming that your friend will be moving the web site from one ISP's> When I go on vacation I plan to help a non-technical friend move her
> website to a new webhost. Her site has several large RealAudio files
> (5-30 megs each) that are not archived locally, and the easiest thing
> to do, I assume, is use FTP to transfer the files from one webhost to
> another, yes?
> The machine I will be using is my friend's Beige G3/266 running OS 8.6.
> What GUI app running under 8.6 should I look into using? (I want to
> leave her with something she can use easily after I leave.) Is there any
> good freeware or inexpensive shareware?
server to anothers, so your friend's Mac will always be a client.
download Fetch 3.03 (try a Google search for "Fetch 3.03"). I think,
but I'm no longer sure, but I think 3.03 was still freeware. I know
that 4.* is shareware.
Or look on <versiontracker.com/macos> or <http://www.macorchard.com/>
for a Mac OS 8.6 compatible FTP client.
Side comment. If your friend is connected to the internet via a dial-up
modem, then transferring multi-mega bytes of files is going to be
One thing to consider is if one of the web hosting services allows a
UNIX login. This is less and less common, but if one of the 2 sites
does, then it might save a lot of time to log into that site and use the
command line ftp command to transfer the files server to server and
avoid going through the slow dial-up modem. Of course using a command
line FTP utility is non-trivial, but I figured I would mention it if
slow dial-up connections were involved.