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I think we were running into the third item:
Connection timeout in the firewall where the transfer takes longer than
the timeout. This is a problem with FTP due to the whacko port stuff it
does (Control port 21 but data port = random.)
For some reason we were not getting the timeout when going to the PC but only when going directly to the IBM i.
Network consultant wanted us to get IBM to stop with the random data port. I got tired of trying to deal with him on this.

Rob Berendt

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