>>> How to FTP an IFS file to the PC local drive,
>>> without any Client Access installed, so the
>>> FTP should be initiated from the AS/400?
>>> I'm trying to do the automated data transfer to the PC.

>> Can the PC not initiate the connection & do a get ?

>...but what if it is unattended
>and you have an ASJ from a server.
>In a situation where the PC is always up
>running and in a different city or
>distance location.

And what if the unattended PC is down?  What sort of error recovery needs to
happen?  What about "down" times for PC backup?  Network outages?  Only
rarely can an unattended multi-platform solution work 100% flawlessly.  But
that's not an attack on the PC - it's a fact of life for any multi-platform
environment, including multiple iSeries'.

On a more positive note, Jean might consider leaving her inter-system data
on the IFS, and have the PC map/share the directory.  Then the iSeries
doesn't have to worry terribly much about guaranteeing a PC connection,
which makes error recovery easier (allow multiple files in the directory.)

Chances are pretty good that "ftp to the PC" isn't the answer to a business
problem.  It's more likely that there's some PC application that wants to
import that data and do something with it.  Sharing an IFS folder helps the
"transfer" part of the problem, and if it's Excel that wants the data,
CPYTOIMPF may even help Excel to import easier.

In any event, to do an ftp "put" from iSeries to a PC, there needs to be an
FTP server running on the PC.  I use WAR-FTP and haven't had any issues,
despite it's age.  Both the FAQ (search for FTP) http://faq.midrange.com and
the archives (search for FTP IFS) http://archive.midrange.com have good
information on the syntax of IFS get/put requests.

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