midrange-l-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>iSeries Navigator
>My Connections
>What is the status of remote command?
>-------- Original message Subject
>ftp quote command not working
>I'm trying to automate transmitting a save file to a client machine.  I've
>written an ftp script that works with most clients, but one client doesn't
>like the quote command.  I cannot get any quote command to execute
>Sample ftp script:
>quote rcmd SNDMSG TOUSR(QPGMR) MSG(Hello)
>quote time 500
>ftp log from sample script:
>257 "QGPL" is current library.
>Enter an FTP subcommand.
>> quote rcmd SNDMSG TOUSR(QPGMR) MSG(Hello)
>500 Syntax error, command unrecognized: 'rcmd SNDMSG TOUSR(QPGMR)
> MSG(Hello)'

There should be no relationship between FTP remote commands and the TCP/IP 
Remote Execution (REXEC) server... except, of course, IBM might re-use code 
between them. But they are separately configureable and startable with no 
reason one shouldn't work if the other was stopped.

My guess would be that (first) it isn't a "client FTP system" we're discussing, 
but a remote FTP server; and the RCMD subcommand is a command for the server 
which might not be an iSeries, although the '257 "QGPL" is current library' 
line sure indicates otherwise. If it is an iSeries and an exit program is 
rejecting RCMD, the FTP message should be '550 Request rejected.' rather than 
'500 Syntax error, command unrecognized...'.

It _looks_ as if [rcmd] itself is not recognized. If [SNDMSG] was the 
unrecognized command, perhaps because it was renamed or who knows why, an 
iSeries should send '550' replies relating directly to [SNDMSG].

I'd suggest connecting to the remote server with the iSeries FTP client and 
requesting [HELP SERVER] to see what the remote server expects for [QUOTE] 
subcommands. If RCMD is in the list, then the remote system seems to have a 

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