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RE: cURL FTP to VMS MultiNet FTP server timeout

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Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 11:50:00 +0100

How about Firewalls....., sometimes firewalls cause problems because transfers
over port 20 take too long and the port 21 connection is dropped,
causing the status message to get dropped haning the client....

my EUR 0.02

Nico Baggus

> -----Original Message-----
> From: at INET-1
> Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2002 9:58 AM
> To: "Smith; Jeffrey J." <>
> at INET-1
> Cc: Curl Mailinglist <> at INET-1
> Subject: RE: cURL FTP to VMS MultiNet FTP server timeout
> On Thu, 27 Dec 2001, Smith, Jeffrey J. wrote:
> [sorry for not having replied earlier, I've been away from my
> mail the last
> two weeks something]
> > We're running cURL commands from a Perl script on a Windows
> 2000 server.
> > When the script is executed manually, files are transfered reliably.
> > However, when the same command is executed from a scheduled
> job, the file
> > transfer will time out regularly. But with repeated
> retries, it finally
> > succeeds.
> > Since we use the same script to transfer file with
> different FTP servers
> > reliably, we believe the problem is with the VMS Multinet
> FTP server.
> > Has anyone seen a problem with cURL ftp and the Multinet's
> FTP server?
> > Or, does anyone have a suggestion on strategies for dealing
> with FTP server
> > timeout from the cURL client?
> I have not seen this reported before, and if the problem is
> really related to
> the remote server software, I can't come up with any good
> work-around on what
> curl could do to work better. I believe curl speaks FTP as
> good as possible
> and if the server "hangs" at some point, there's not much to do but to
> timeout and disconnect leaving the user to retry...
> --
> Daniel Stenberg -- curl groks URLs --

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