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FTP'ing exports from one machine to another

I'm trying to connect from machine 1 to machine 2 and run a script on machine 2. The copy the the output file back again to machine 1 and use it in another script. I want to make this all automatic but the only thing I've found so far is ftp and I don't seem to have the permissions set up correctly to run these ftp options. Is there something better out there to accomplish this or does anyone know how to change the server permissions to get ftp to allow me to do this?

Thanks in advance
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Ken Hubnik_2
Honored Contributor

Re: FTP'ing exports from one machine to another

You may be able to use rdist.

man rdist
Sridhar Bhaskarla
Honored Contributor
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Re: FTP'ing exports from one machine to another

HI Brian,

ftp has no options to run scripts on other systems. You will need to depend on ssh followed by scp or sftp (else remsh followed by rcp or ftp) to get what you want.

-Sri
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James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: FTP'ing exports from one machine to another

Hi Brian:

You can change the 'umask' under which 'ftpd' runs by adding the argument '-u nnn' [where 'nnn' is the desired mask (default is 027)] to the 'ftp' argument in '/etc/inetd.conf'. See the man pages for 'ftpd' for more information. When done, restart 'inetd' as:

# /usr/sbin/inetd -c

Regards!

...JRF...
Ian Dennison_1
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Re: FTP'ing exports from one machine to another

export RC=`remsh server2 '/usr/local/bin/script1; echo $?`

# Back quotes on outside, single quotes on inside

if (( $RC < 1 ))
then
rcp server2:/tmp/outputfile /tmp
# DO second script
fi

Share and Enjoy! Ian
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: FTP'ing exports from one machine to another

I'd export filesystems on both systems. Then run nfs server.

This would be a nice step to simply the problem.

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RAC_1
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Re: FTP'ing exports from one machine to another

There can be so may ways to do this.

1 use of remsh
2 for safe way - scp
3 just mail the result to machine 1
4 ftp the result file to machine 1
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