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From: Harold Polk <>
Subject: [FreeHelp] Macs and Freepages
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 17:13:42 -0700
I also am using a Mac, 7500/167, my personal choice of platforms having
used both, and did encounter some difficulty in getting my pages onto
Netscape cannot be used to access the ftp address, however, I have used
it to access other servers and it worked well.
The procedure went like this.
1. Made the pages in Netscape 4.7 Composer and saved them to the hard
drive, with the calling page named "index.html", of course without the
2. Opened Fetch 3.0.3 and using the dropdown menu under "FILE" select
"New connection" or command N, the universal "new" under the Mac
operating system, then put into the window that appears the HOST:
then your user ID and your password, that was provided in your
announcement from Rootsweb to accessed the page with all the folders.
Then select the "Genealogy.html" folder.
3. In Fetch selected the "put file" button and then select the file name
you want to upload from my hard drive. You will get a button bar at the
bottom of the window where you select the type of file. If you use the
"automatic" feature your html pages will have the suffix ".txt", without
the quotes, attached to the end of your file name. You can either
remove it or select another type of file. Then click on the "save"
button and the file is uploaded. The only drawback to this is that you
can only upload one file at a time, or I have not figured out how to
upload multiple files, but I have only used Fetch for a few minutes.
4. The files will eventually show up in your directory, and if you have
a "index.html" file the page will appear when you log onto the site
using only your ~username as the last item in the string. It seems to
take a little while for the files to appear as the upload seems to be to
a different server than the one for viewing. If you have the startup
file under some other name, then you will have to identify it in your
URL string as:
That seems to be all there is to it.
If you want to delete a file then use the dropdown menu under "REMOTE"
in Fetch and select the process you want, delete a file, rename a file,
view a file (however, it is in html code), etc. I am sure that other
operations are available but I have not needed any of them at this point.
Hope this helps some of you MAC users!!