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Transfer files from Alpha to PC with ftp connaction

 
Aneta
Occasional Advisor

Transfer files from Alpha to PC with ftp connaction

Hello, I have an Alpha v6.2-1H3 running OpenVMS. FTP Connection from PC doesn't work. I got massage "Connection closed by remote host"
process ucx$ftpd is enabled
I must get files from Alpha to PC
What can i do?
Thanks.
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Thomas Ritter
Respected Contributor

Re: Transfer files from Alpha to PC with ftp connaction

Quick test. On the alpha run ftp to itself and report the results.


$ ftp 'alpha_host_name'
Aneta
Occasional Advisor

Re: Transfer files from Alpha to PC with ftp connaction

I had run the test, and it works. but from PC no.

Robert Gezelter
Honored Contributor

Re: Transfer files from Alpha to PC with ftp connaction

Aneta,

These are always difficult to diagnose remotely.

Check the default directory on the Alpha. There should be log files from the FTP operation there. If there are any error messages in them it can be useful.

Other problems can be caused by firewalls. Conventional FTP creates two connections: one from the client to the server; and one reverse. If there is a firewall blocking the connection, that can be a problem.

Another possibility is to use C-KERMIT. I published a column entitled "ftp and sneakernet are Are Not Your Only Options" on the use of C-KERMIT among others (see http://www.openvms.org/stories.php?story=05/07/09/1298233 ). Unlike conventional FTP, which requires two connections, in complementary directions, C-KERMIT transmits data through the telnet (or ssh) connection, which is already established.

- Bob Gezelter, http://www.rlgsc.com
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Transfer files from Alpha to PC with ftp connaction

"PC" is not a useful description of any of
the software on that system. What is the OS?
What are you using as an FTP client program?
Can you get it to work with any other FTP
server?

> I must get files from Alpha to PC

Have you tried a Web browser of Filezilla
(as an FTP client)?
Aneta
Occasional Advisor

Re: Transfer files from Alpha to PC with ftp connaction

the log file:
ANONYMOUS job terminated at 12-JUN-2009 08:19:15.28
Accounting information:
Buffered I/O count: 62 Peak working set size: 2048
Direct I/O count: 26 Peak page file size: 41520
Page faults: 359 Mounted volumes: 0
Charged CPU time: 0 00:00:00.10 Elapsed time: 0 00:10:00.70
The OS is win XP on the client and server 2003 on the server.
when I try to connect to alpha with Internet Explore (ftp://ip adress), I see intranet's directories, but I cant open them.
I used to connect all the time with the cmd.
Jon Pinkley
Honored Contributor

Re: Transfer files from Alpha to PC with ftp connaction

Aneta,

What TCP stack (TCPIP Services for VMS or some third party stack) and version is being used on VMS?

When you say "I used to connect all the time with the cmd." doest that mean the command line ftp client? i.e. C:\> ftp

Does that still work?

What's changed since things worked? (IE update, VMS/TCP patches, network changes)

How long does it take before you get the "Connection closed by remote host" message?

The reason I ask that is the elapsed time in the log file shows 10 minutes, and that looks like an inactivity timer expired.

Jon
it depends
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Transfer files from Alpha to PC with ftp connaction

> [...] with Internet Explore [...]

MS Internet Explorer does not understand the
file listings produced by a UCX FTP server.

Firefox might do better. Filezilla seems to
work.
Aneta
Occasional Advisor

Re: Transfer files from Alpha to PC with ftp connaction

answer to Jon Pinkley:
1. I did'nt understand the question.
but here are details about the ftp service:
Service: FTP
State: Enabled
Port: 21 Protocol: TCP Address: 0.0.0.0
Inactivity: 5 User_name: UCX$FTP Process: UCX$FTPD
Limit: 10 Active: 0 Peak: 3

File: SYS$SYSDEVICE:[UCX$FTP]UCX$FTPD_STARTUP.COM
Flags: None

Socket Opts: Rcheck Scheck
Receive: 0 Send: 0

Log Opts: Acpt Actv Dactv Conn Error Exit Logi Logo Mdfy Rjct TimO Addr
File: SYS$SYSDEVICE:[UCX$FTP]UCX$FTPD_STARTUP.LOG

Security
Reject msg: not defined
Accept host: 0.0.0.0
Accept netw: 0.0.0.0

2. yes
3. no
4. the system administrator :-) but he dont know what is the problem
5. 1 minute.
Jeroen Hartgers_3
Frequent Advisor

Re: Transfer files from Alpha to PC with ftp connaction

maybe it is stupit to ask, but has de user witch you use to logon in ftp the right permissions.

the vms user need network full acces