• Subject: Re: FTP
  • From: Phil Hall <hallp@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 16:01:51 -0500
  • Organization: SSA

Tony,

>What I want to be able to do is:
>
>User signs on
>Initial program drops them straight into an FTP session
>Initial program performs GET on file (name of which is based on user ID)
>to users local C: drive
>User then exits, having no chance to get to command line, FTP command
>line or menu.
>
>I'm sure this can be done, but don't really have an idea of where to
>start.

>From the PC this can be done with a batch file like;

@echo off
if "%1"=="" goto NOUSER
if "%2"=="" goto NOPASS

echo open 195.111.111.111 > ftp.scr
echo %1 >> ftp.scr
echo %2 >> ftp.scr
echo get myfile c:\myfile >> ftp.scr
echo quit >> ftp.scr

ftp -s:ftp.scr
del ftp.scr

goto END

:NOUSER
echo *** No USER ID supplied ***
goto END

:NOPASS
echo *** No PASSWORD supplied ***
goto END

:END

This will create a ftp.scr file, pipes out the supplied userid & password
system & file to get, then pipes this ftp.scr into FTP.

Afterwards it deletes the ftp.scr 'cos the password is in it !!

Using one of the shareware prgrams that convert .bat files to .com files, this
program source becomes more secure.

HTH

--phil.

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