As I alluded to earlier, I had a similar problem due to our Sonic Wall firewall. Changing a setting (forget exactly which one but had something to do with virus scanning on the port) allowed the i5 FTP to work. But both Download Director and FTP using the browser crashed and burned eventually. Prior to the firewall installation, I never had a problem getting Cume's using any of the Fix Central methods. If you have a connection that doesn't go through the firewall (such as at home), you might try that as a check.

Did you try SNDPTFORD or Download Director? I've never used the former so it might have the same issue(s).

By the way, how did they download PTF's before you went to work at the new location (still in Idaho?)?

Jerry C. Adams
IBM System i Programmer/Analyst
B&W Wholesale
office: 615-995-7024
email: jerry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Essinger
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2008 8:44 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Batch FTP failing to Fix Central

I know Rob. I am trying to determine where to look next. I tried to
use the browser (firefox) to download via FTP, and it failed as well.
I think that the problem might be a setup on the local network. I
just started here last Monday, and I don't have much info on the
network yet. I think the network guy they had has left, so I have
some discovery to do.

If you have any thoughts, I would love to hear them.


On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 6:37 AM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Wow Jim, your ftp download didn't even make it to the first binary file.
In fact, it only download one of the two .txt files.
The first transfer was the list of file names returned by mget *.txt.
The second transfer was the file ftpSF99540.txt.
I never see ilstSF99540.txt which should have also been included by the
mget *.txt.

You've got some serious issues there.

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

"Jim Essinger" <dilbernator@xxxxxxxxx>
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09/10/2008 06:36 PM
Please respond to
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Re: Batch FTP failing to Fix Central

Changed the get commands to mget. Changed the FTP keep alive to 10
minutes. I got just the first text file.

Here is the output from the log file;

Output redirected to a file.
Input read from specified override file.
Connecting to host inetsd01.boulder.ibm.com at address
using port 21.
220-* IBM's internal systems must only be used for conducting IBM's
220-* business or for purposes authorized by IBM management.
220-* Use is subject to audit at any time by IBM management.
220 inetsd01 FTP server (Version wu-2.6.2(4) Custom Thu Feb 12
14:27:47 MST 2004) ready.
Enter login ID (jessinger):
331 Password required for jessinger.
Please login with USER and PASS.
Enter an FTP subcommand.
user anonymous *********************
331 Guest login ok, send any password.
230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
UNIX Type: L8
Enter an FTP subcommand.
namefmt 1
500 'SITE NAMEFMT 1': command not understood.
Client NAMEFMT is 1.
Enter an FTP subcommand.
lcd /ptfcatalog
Local working directory is /ptfcatalog
Enter an FTP subcommand.
200 Type set to A.
Enter an FTP subcommand.
cd /ccss/lv1/us37301/b8037301/00643676/c
250 CWD command successful.
Enter an FTP subcommand.
mget *.txt
227 Entering Passive Mode (207,25,253,62,204,146)
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list.
226 Transfer complete.
227 Entering Passive Mode (207,25,253,62,225,136)
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for ftpSF99540.txt (2546 bytes).
226 Transfer complete.
2592 bytes transferred in 0.051 seconds. Transfer rate 51.042 KB/sec.
227 Entering Passive Mode (207,25,253,62,120,39)
425 Can't open data connection.
Enter an FTP subcommand.
200 Type set to I.
Enter an FTP subcommand.
mget *.bin
200 Type set to A.
227 Entering Passive Mode (207,25,253,62,55,156)
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list.
No response from remote host; all connections closed.
Format changed to A for DIR or LS subcommand. Not able to restore to I.
Enter an FTP subcommand.
****** END OF DATA ******

On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 1:18 PM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
First, let me go off on a tangent. I learned some hints at an "after
iSocial" gathering at COMMON.
1 - It's anonymous. Who cares what IBM sent you in the email? Just use
something like address at domain dot com and leave it at that. They
check the password.
2 - Use mget *.txt for the ascii stuff.
3 - Use mget *.bin for the binary stuff.
The only thing you have to customize is the
cd /ccss/lv1/us37301/b8037301/00643676/c
line. Use of mget and a default anonymous password really simplifies

Now, back to your problem. Do you pipe OUTPUT to somewhere? What do
see in there?

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