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Offline Joel Goodman

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FTP as dialogue takes ages to open
« on: April 06, 2013, 11:03:56 AM »
Hi there,
On my Windows 7 64bit laptop running Photo Mechanic 5 (currently on build 13857) I regularly find the FTP window takes several minutes to open. Everything else runs as fast as ever but when I select the images to file and then right click and select "FTP as", PM freezes up for up to several minutes before the FTP dialogue opens.
Any ideas?
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Re: FTP as dialogue takes ages to open
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 11:27:07 AM »
Joel,

On my Windows 7 64bit laptop running Photo Mechanic 5 (currently on build 13857) I regularly find the FTP window takes several minutes to open. Everything else runs as fast as ever but when I select the images to file and then right click and select "FTP as", PM freezes up for up to several minutes before the FTP dialogue opens.
Any ideas?

No, not at all.  Please get the latest build either from the Announcements section of the forums (or via the Software Update mechanism in Photo Mechanic.)  If the problem still persists, please let me know.

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Re: FTP as dialogue takes ages to open
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 01:47:57 PM »
Will do although it's worth noting I've had this problem for the last few builds.

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Re: FTP as dialogue takes ages to open
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2013, 03:04:04 PM »
Joel,

Will do although it's worth noting I've had this problem for the last few builds.

I don't expect the latest build to make any difference, but if I end up troubleshooting with you and making new builds, we'll be working together on the latest code and not something from a month or two ago.

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Re: FTP as dialogue takes ages to open
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2013, 05:09:50 AM »
Thanks - will do and will post update as soon as field tested.

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Re: FTP as dialogue takes ages to open
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2013, 05:14:16 AM »
OK, yes it's still doing it with the latest version. It's most apparent when I use my mobile broadband connection (tethered to my mobile) for the first time in a session. If I need to FTP several times in a session then the 2nd time onwards all seem fine.
Does the FTP as dialogue carry out some sort of connectivity/IP check upon loading?
Thanks.

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Re: FTP as dialogue takes ages to open
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2013, 07:24:16 AM »
OK, yes it's still doing it with the latest version. It's most apparent when I use my mobile broadband connection (tethered to my mobile) for the first time in a session. If I need to FTP several times in a session then the 2nd time onwards all seem fine.
Does the FTP as dialogue carry out some sort of connectivity/IP check upon loading?

The entire Uploader initializes DNS services one time, no matter which Upload template is in use.  We have a system here that consistently gets a 10 second delay that we're investigating.

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Re: FTP as dialogue takes ages to open
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2013, 07:45:36 PM »
Thanks Kirk,
I'm waiting *much* longer than 10 seconds.

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Re: FTP as dialogue takes ages to open
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2013, 10:43:52 PM »
Thanks Kirk,
I'm waiting *much* longer than 10 seconds.

We understand that it is taking several minutes for the Uploader dialog to appear for you.  Since we have a system that is easily accessible and very reproducible, we'll work towards a solution on this system and get you a build to test with once we have solved it on our system.

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Re: FTP as dialogue takes ages to open
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2013, 05:11:03 AM »
OK. Thanks  :)

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Re: FTP as dialogue takes ages to open
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2013, 03:48:19 PM »
Joel,

It is likely that you have some stale registry keys on your system that are tripping up the DNS system when you change your DHCP host.

DHCP Client Experiences Delays During Name Resolution:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/169838

The above page should resolve your problem.  Please let us know if it doesn't or if you are having trouble following Microsoft's instructions.

-Kirk

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Re: FTP as dialogue takes ages to open
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2013, 10:36:47 AM »
I know this behavior also on my Mac System.
There are some times it takes about a minute until die ftp as dialgue opens.
The beachball is rolling an pm hangs.

I dont think its a Windows based problem only.

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Re: FTP as dialogue takes ages to open
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2013, 10:59:28 AM »
I know this behavior also on my Mac System.
There are some times it takes about a minute until die ftp as dialgue opens.
The beachball is rolling an pm hangs.

OK, well the next time it happens to you, please run the Activity Monitor and sample Photo Mechanic.  Send us the file that is produced.

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Re: FTP as dialogue takes ages to open
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2013, 06:59:33 AM »
Sorry for such a slow reply.
Thanks for the reply - the Microsoft support page you've linked to is specifically for Windows NT, not Windows 7.
Before I start making changes to my registry, are you certain this will be OK on my OS?
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Re: FTP as dialogue takes ages to open
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2013, 10:35:54 AM »
Joel,

To my knowledge, Microsoft has never addressed the underlying issue.  The second workaround (importing the registry key file) will either correct the problem (stale DNS info) or it will at least be benign.

-Kirk