Use the options in the Advanced page to select advanced connection options. Folders can be added to a list to create a directory tree for hosts that do not inherently support this type of navigation. The default options in the Advanced page should be suitable for most users. Logging can be enabled, and stored to a user-defined file.
Cache Size (KB): Specify the portion of memory to allocate for storing information during a session. Storing information in a cache decreases processing time and network traffic because information is downloaded only once per session. However, during your session, if changes are made on the host by someone else, you must refresh your screen to see the changes. The minimum value is 100 KB.
Connection Retries: Specify the number of times to retry connecting to a host before displaying an error.
Network Timeout (sec): Specifiy a period of time to wait for a host response. If you specify a timeout of 0 (zero) seconds, Attachmate File Transfer will wait forever.
Port: Some FTP connections to non-standard systems use a port number for FTP other than 21. For most systems, you do not need to change this number.
Enable Logging? Select to log connection status, errors, and file transfers.
Log Filename: Type the path and name of the log file.
Keep-alives: Keep-alives are messages sent from one computer to another to ensure that a connection is maintained. Some servers disconnect in spite of receiving keep-alive messages.
Enable Keep-alives: Select this option to enable keep-alives.
Keep-alive Interval (sec): Specify the interval to wait between keep-alive messages to the host. The default is 100 seconds. This interval should be slightly smaller than the timeout period on the server. The time-out period on the server is usually between five and ten minutes.
Folder to Start In
Start in this Folder: Specify the folder to start in when the host file structure is displayed in the File Transfer main window. If you connect to a host that does not inherently use tree-style file navigation, you can add paths to this list to create a tree in the File Transfer main window.
|If you do not add a folder to this list, your default Start in this Folder is used. Your default folder depends on your host type.|
For OS2200 hosts, you should always specify a folder to start in. Only folders you add here are displayed in the File Transfer main window.
Edit Folder: Display the Edit Folder dialog box, where you can change password information for the selected path in the Start in this Folder drop-down list.
Add Folder: Display the Add Folder dialog box, where you can add paths to the Start in this Folder drop-down list.
This feature can be used to simulate a tree-style navigation structure for hosts that dont inherently support using tree structures for file navigation. For example, if you add more than one path to this list, you can use a single connection to provide access to more than one VM/CMS minidisk. Paths you add appear in the navigation tree when you make this connection in the File Transfer main window.
For hosts that use a tree-style navigation structure and for which you do not require multiple passwords, it isnt necessary to add more than one path to this list. Your navigation tree will appear automatically, beginning at the level you indicate under Start in this Folder.
Delete Folder: Delete the selected path in the Start in this Folders drop-down list.
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