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Rebecca Putman
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FTP with Linux

On my home network, I have my website served from an Alphastation 200 4/266 running OpenVMS v7.3-1. My PC is running Fedora Core 1 Linux (kernel 2.4-something). When I attempt to use gftp to send files to the VMS box, the differing file structures seems to cause a problem. The VMS box wants to see a file transferred as dka400:[httpd.serverdoc]file.jpg but gftp sends it as dka400:[httpd.serverdoc]/file.jpg - note the extra slash.

How can I fix that, please, so that I have better interoperability?

Thanks!
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Bojan Nemec
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Re: FTP with Linux

Rebecca,

This is probably a gftp issue. Try to use the normal command line ftp with a cd and put or send command. When you do the cd command use the full VMS directory specification.

Bojan
Rebecca Putman
Frequent Advisor

Re: FTP with Linux

That got it! I've been futzing around for several months trying to get the gftp session to work; it never would! Ask here, and I'm in business - thank you very much!
Antoniov.
Honored Contributor

Re: FTP with Linux

I guess gftp try to send on server ftp root because / (slash) in linux is directory separator but in vms is qualifier introducer.
Example:
ls -l / (linux style)
dir /full [000000] (vms style)

Antonio Vigliotti
Antonio Maria Vigliotti