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VAX ftp to HP-UX/Sun password not working.

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jerry1
Super Advisor

VAX ftp to HP-UX/Sun password not working.

A developer here is trying to ftp from a
VAX to HP-UX. If his password on HP-UX NIS
has any upper case letters in it. He cannot
login to any of the HP-UX servers.

SMDLAC> ftp host1
220 host1 FTP server (Version 1.1.214.4(PHNE_30432) Thu Feb 26 10:46:14 GMT 2004) ready.
_Username : user1
331 Password required for user1.
_Password:
530 Login incorrect.
%TCPWARE_FTP-E-LOGINFAIL, failed login attempt as username user1
-TCPWARE-I-REPLY, server's reply was "530 Login incorrect."
221 Goodbye.
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Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor
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Re: VAX ftp to HP-UX/Sun password not working.

Jerry,

I have little (as in: no) experience with TC{WARE, but whenever I encounter a situation like this, I usually change my command to

$ ftp host1 / user="user1"/pass="PassWord"

ie, provide a /username and a /password qualifier on the command line, and put double quotes around the values, thus preserving case.

YMMV

Success

And please report back whether it works (or not) in your environment.

Proost.

Have one on me.

jpe
Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.
Richard Whalen
Honored Contributor

Re: VAX ftp to HP-UX/Sun password not working.

You don't say what version of TCPware you are using;
$ run tcpware:netcu
netcu>show version
will tell you.

I would guess that it is prior to 5.3-3 as the ftp client was changed in that version to not convert the password to lowercase when entered as you have. Another option is that the logical TCPWARE_FTP_LOWERCASE_USERNAME is defined to T, Y or 1
jerry1
Super Advisor

Re: VAX ftp to HP-UX/Sun password not working.

Correct Jan,, Just figured it out.

Thanks.
Martin Vorlaender
Honored Contributor

Re: VAX ftp to HP-UX/Sun password not working.

Jerry,

in case you don't want to follow Jan's suggestion, IIRC you could double-quote the password at the "_Password:" prompt to preserve case, too.

HTH,
Martin
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: VAX ftp to HP-UX/Sun password not working.

If this is OpenVMS VAX V6.2 and later with an equivalent- or later-vintage IP stack, the DCL command COPY/FTP is easier to use:

http://64.223.189.234/node/136