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Need help with error encountered uploading

From: Hoog, Carl <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 17:08:30 -0500

Shown below is the page with the form I'm trying to post to. I've modified the urls in this email.

<title>XXXXXXXX Upload Form</title>
<img src="../images/logo.gif">
  Please upload your files here.
<form enctype="multipart/form-data" action=" <>" method=post>
File to process: <input name="my_file" type="file"><br>
File to process: <input name="my_file" type="file"><br>
File to process: <input name="my_file" type="file"><br>
Destination URL: <input name="TargetURL" value=" <>"><br>
<input type="submit" value="Upload">

This is the statement that I've tried to use to set a file name to upload and simulate pressing the "Upload" button. Again, I'm not showing the real userid or password for obvious reasons.

curl -v -u userid:password -F my_file=@test.txt -F submit="Upload" <>

 I get a connection to the destination with no problem but the Upload fails. The following is an excerpt from the output from curl where I'm getting a "Method not allowed" error. What am I doing wrong?


* SSL certificate verify ok.
* Server auth using Basic with user 'userid'
> POST /users/destdir HTTP/1.1
Authorization: Basic TWFyaXR6RmFsbEZvY3VzOjlwdjgwUTEjMlA=
User-Agent: curl/7.11.1 (hppa2.0w-hp-hpux11.11) libcurl/7.11.1 OpenSSL/0.9.7d zlib/1.1.4
Pragma: no-cache
Accept: */*
Content-Length: 299
Expect: 100-continue
Content-Type: multipart/form-data; boundary=----------------------------e0ddcd0dbaf3
< HTTP/1.1 100 Continue
< Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 21:16:10 GMT
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Curr.
Dload Upload Total Current Left Speed
100 299 0 0 100 299 0 1049 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00 1049< HTTP/1.1 405 Method not allowed
< Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 21:16:10 GMT
< Connection: close
< Content-Length: 3923
< Content-Type: text/html
100 4222 100 3923 100 299 11240 856 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00 56625
* Closing connection #0
Thanks for any insight you can provide.

Carl Hoog

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Received on 2004-07-21