Man is that frustrating.  Here's a few points and questions.

Granted the problem could still be on the server.  For instance, commands 
may only be allowed if executed from certain addresses.  However it looks 
like you've already verified the lack of any ftp exit point programs.  So 
how they would do that is befuddling.

Here's a  (possibly stupid) question.  Back at your location, if you PUT a 
file to the remote and then you telnet to the remote, is the file really 
there?  Or is the ftp session being routed to Lord knows where?

And, just to beat that dead horse into hamburger, you are looking at the 
exit points after you telnet to the remote site, right?  And on your local 
site also?

Rob Berendt
Group Dekko Services, LLC
Dept 01.073
PO Box 2000
Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755

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Re: ftp quote command not working

I can telnet to client, no probs.
I can ftp to client with script
        put mylib/mysavf  theirlib/theirsavf
no probs.

I can telnet to client and perform FTP '' with sample script
        quote time 500
        quote rcmd sndmsg Hello QPMR
no probs.

This tells me that the client ftp server *does* allow the quote command to
execute.  Not sure if the server does anything diff when ftp'ing to 
I assume that it still behaved as client and server so the rcmd would
execute exactly like if it was from a real remote host.  Maybe that's my 

Both machines are iSeries running v5r2.  Not sure about ptf levels on 


<rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Sorry about that iSeries navigator suggestion.  Looks like it was a bad
> WAG.
> I believe you are right about the exit point programs.
> Can you telnet to the client machine and try doing the ftp to itself? 
> will doubly make sure that the blockage is on their end and not here.
> I had several customers, running different iron and OS's that would FTP
> data to us.  Some doing the RCMD.  One customer was unable to do the 
>  At that time I blamed it on his running AIX.  He ended up having to do
> the trick where you send two files.
> Rob Berendt
> -- 
> Group Dekko Services, LLC
> Dept 01.073
> PO Box 2000
> Dock 108
> 6928N 400E
> Kendallville, IN 46755

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