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robert70
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FTP server on VMS

How do I configure FTP on a server running VMS 7.3-2?

currently when I run an FTP client from a PC I get connected automatically to directory
D:[PCCOMMON] with a username/password.

How can I change this to end up at another directory instead?

Many thanks
Robert
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Robert Gezelter
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Re: FTP server on VMS

Robert,

As a starting point, it would be useful to know which TCP/IP product is in use on this system, as there are at least three: TCP/IP Services (HP), Multinet (Process Software) and TCPWare (Process Software).

On OpenVMS most ftp connections are governed by how the user account is set up. A logical place to start would be to look at the UAF entry for the using the AUTHORIZE utility and see what defaults are specified for that user.

- Bob Gezelter, http://www.rlgsc.com
robert70
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Re: FTP server on VMS

thanks
we are using TCPIP (HP)
Robert Gezelter
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Re: FTP server on VMS

Robert,

Then check the settings in the UAF.

Please remember that in addition to the default device and directory being set to the correct device and directory, the use needs to have permissions to read (and if needed, write) files within the directory.

The FTP process is running with the UIC of the user account, so all access rules apply.

- Bob Gezelter, http://www.rlgsc.com
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robert70
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Re: FTP server on VMS

fantastic many thanks
that really helps
cheers
Robert
Robert Gezelter
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Re: FTP server on VMS

Robert,

My pleasure!

- Bob Gezelter, http://www.rlgsc.com
Steven Schweda
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Re: FTP server on VMS

In general, whether on UNIX or VMS, when you
use a real user name (and password) to log
in, you'll be set to the home directory for
that user. (For anonymous FTP, you get
something else, and that may depend more on
which FTP server is being used.)

So, to change that initial device+directory
setting, change the properties of that user.
On VMS, that normally means using AUTHORIZE.
On UNIX, you might edit /etc/passwd (or you
might have a "moduser" utility, ...).