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Eitan Ram
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Auto ftp and vms

Hi all.

We have ftp product  "Auto ftp manager" version 5.2.4 installed on one of our windows server.

We are trying to configure this product to communicate with vms server.

The user's profile created has "/" as default directory.

Even when I changed user's profile to default directory of vms user the ftp session faile with

the message "file specification error".

Anyone knows how to  configure this product ?

Thank you.

Eitan Ram.

 

 

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Ruslan R. Laishev
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Hi!

 

Take a look into the .LOG file in the home directory of the OpenVMS user.

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Eitan Ram
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Hi.

 

No errors in TCPIP$FTP_SERVER.LOG in home directory of user on vms server.

The error 550 is returned when the Autoftp connecting to vms - the connection established by then it tried to set def to "/".

 

Eitan.

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Ruslan R. Laishev
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Ok. Can you capture with TCPDUMP or WireShark  a data exchange between client and server over TCP?

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abrsvc
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I am no tfamiliar with the product listed here, but the "current" directory can be referenced as "[]" under OpenVMS rather than "/". Can you change the string from the "/" to "[]"?

Dan
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Steven Schweda
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Eitan Ram
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I changed the user's profile to [] - The same error.

 

[14:51:57] [10.10.10.23]  Connecting to FTP server.
[14:51:57] [10.10.10.23] [Response]  220 abc.aaa FTP Server (Version 5.6) Ready.
[14:51:57] [10.10.10.23] [Command]  USER p_alex
[14:51:57] [10.10.10.23] [Response]  331 Username p_alex requires a Password
[14:51:57] [10.10.10.23] [Command] PASS (hidden)
[14:51:57] [10.10.10.23] [Response]  230 User logged in.
[14:51:57] [10.10.10.23] [Command]  PWD
[14:51:57] [10.10.10.23] [Response] [ALEX]" is current directory.
[14:51:57] [10.10.10.23] [Command]  TYPE I
[14:51:57] [10.10.10.23] [Response]  200 TYPE set to IMAGE.
[14:51:57] [10.10.10.23] [Command]  SYST
[14:51:57] [10.10.10.23] [Response]  200 VMS OpenVMS V8.3 on node abc.aaa
[14:51:57] [10.10.10.23] [Command]  PASV
[14:51:57] [10.10.10.23] [Response]  227 Entering Passive Mode (1,1,1,1,194,223)
[14:51:57] [10.10.10.23] [Command]  FEAT
[14:51:57] [10.10.10.23] [Response]  502 FEAT is unimplemented.
[14:51:57] [10.10.10.23] [Command]  PWD
[14:51:57] [10.10.10.23] [Response] [ALEX]" is current directory.
[14:52:12] [10.10.10.23] [Command]  PWD
[14:52:12] [10.10.10.23] [Response] [ALEX]" is current directory.
[14:52:12] [10.10.10.23] [Command] [ALEX]/
[14:52:12] [10.10.10.23] [Status] [ALEX]/.
[14:52:12] [10.10.10.23] [Status]  550 file specification syntax error
[14:52:12] [10.10.10.23] [Status] Failed: FTP protocol error. 550 file specification syntax error.
[14:52:12] [10.10.10.23] [Command]  TYPE A
[14:52:12] [10.10.10.23] [Response]  200 TYPE set to ASCII.
[14:52:12] [10.10.10.23] [Command]  PWD
[14:52:12] [10.10.10.23] [Response] [ALEX]" is current directory.
[14:52:12] [10.10.10.23] [Command] [ALEX]/
[14:52:12] [10.10.10.23] [Status] [ALEX]/.
[14:52:12] [10.10.10.23] [Status]  550 file specification syntax error

 

 

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Steven Schweda
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Brad McCusker
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This is the problem line:

 

[14:52:12] [10.10.10.23] [Command] [ALEX]/

 

"[ALEX]/" is not a valid VMS file specification.  You need to figure out how to have your client stop using "/" in the file specifications.  For that, I believe you will need to contact the vendor for your ftp client.

 

Best Regards,

 

Brad McCusker

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Eitan Ram
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Thank you all for your replies.

 

We already submitted a question to Autoftp manager support.

It seeems that the product is designed to work on unix style file system or Windows.

 

Eitan.

 

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abrsvc
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I think that the folowing statement from teh AutoFTP Manager site says it all:

Let your PC move or synchronize files between PC to FTP Server, PC to PC, and FTP Server to FTP Server, automatically according to a schedule.

This product was meant for PC to server activity. Unless your OpenVMS system looks like a Windows PC (which it doesn't), it won't work. While I'm not sure if the underlying engine is AutoFTP, the sources for that are available on-line. It appears to be a Java application written in 2011. A quick glance at the source convincesme that OpenVMS specific code would be needed for this to work. The code assumes Windows style directory/folder specifications.

Dan
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Eitan Ram
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Thank you Dan.
I thought maybe someone install this software and use it to transfer file to Vms – so he can share his knowledge.
Eitan.

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Jess Goodman
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One possible solution is to use the HGFTP server instead.  It accepts unix filespecs.

 

http://vms.process.com/scripts/fileserv/fileserv.com?HGFTP

I have one, but it's personal.
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Peter Barkas
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One approach might be to make OpenVMS behave a bit more like a Unix host.

 

For example, using GNV BASH as the default environment for the account that is to be used with AutoFTP.

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Steven Schweda
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Eitan Ram
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Thank you all.

The  support of Auto ftp replied at last – they said that they plan to release a version which will connect to vms.

 

Regards, Eitan.

 

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