>> Can anyone think of something that may have changed with V5R1 that would
>> cause almost random FTP failures?  Changing from V4R5 to V5R1 is the
>> only thing different, so I'm presuming that is the first place to look. wrote:

> You COULD create an exe on the PC that runs the script
> with output redirected to a .txt, then scan the file for
> return codes.
> ftp host -s:script > output.txt

I did this and finally got a failure.  The FTP log has this:

FTP - File Transfer Program 2.09 (960320)
Copyright (c) 1995-1996 Network TeleSystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.

Connected to
FROM HOST: 220 Connection will close if idle more than 5 minutes.
FROM HOST: 331 Enter password.
FROM HOST: 230 SPSORDERS logged on.
FTP>cd /sps

FROM HOST: 250-NAMEFMT set to 1.
FROM HOST: 250 "/sps" is current directory.
FTP>cd download

FROM HOST: 250 "/sps/download" is current directory.
FTP>delete total.dat

FROM HOST: 250  Deleted file /sps/download/total.dat
FTP>cd /sps

FROM HOST: 250 "/sps" is current directory.
FTP>cd upload

FROM HOST: 250 "/sps/upload" is current directory.
FTP>prompt off

Prompting for mget, mput and mdelete is off
FTP>put torder.dat

504 Privileged port not allowed on PORT subcommand.
Could not open data connection to remote host (Connection refused)

250 Command SBMJOB CMD(SPS800) JOB(SPS800) JOBQ(QCTL) successful.

221 QUIT subcommand received.

Note the "504 Privileged port not allowed on PORT subcommand."  Is this
something that entering passive mode at the PC would fix?  Is that a
SENDPASV command?  This problem only started when I loaded V5R1.


Jeff Crosby
Dilgard Frozen Foods, Inc.
P.O. Box 13369
Ft. Wayne, IN 46868-3369

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