You can initiate the transfer from either the AS/400 or the PC. If you
initiate from the AS/400 you will need an FTP server on the PC. Microsoft
provides a free one in IIS (yuck) or you can get a third party solution (I
like Ipswitch myself).

You will need to understand the "namefmt" FTP sub-command to manage IFS
files and files in the QSYS library system. If you initiate from the PC your
session might look something like this:

   open      // use your AS/400 IP address
  user username    // use your AS/400 profile
  pass password   // use your AS/400 password
  cd /tmp
  get file-name

We have a commercial product that automates transfers from the AS/400 to PCs
(and anything else). It has an IFS scan module that can pick up files and
transfer them. More information here:

----- Original Message -----
From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 10:13 AM
Subject: How to FTP an IFS file to the PC local drive

> Hi all,
> Can anybody help me with this problem?
> 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.
> Any helps are greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> JeanR
> Jean H. Reksodiputro, Programmer Analyst
> Weidenhammer Systems Corporation
> 935 Berkshire Boulevard
> Wyomissing, PA 19610
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