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RE: [vox-tech] recursive ftp



IIS Servers on NT systems, which have an ftp component have the ability
to have DOS style or UNIX style directory listings.  You might want to
make sure that the UNIX style directory structure is set that way.  It
has been a while since I played with ftp, but I am fairly sure I
remember using ncftp to get files from to my Linux box from my NT ftp
server.

The other option, depending on how much control you have over this
server is to install Cygwin tools which has rsync and a sshd
implementation.

-sp

-----Original Message-----
From: vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org
[mailto:vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org] On Behalf Of Ganesh S
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 9:27 PM
To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
Subject: RE: [vox-tech] recursive ftp

Thanks Mark. I just tried this but there is no response from ncftp after
the
mget. It seems like since my ftp server is a Windows NT machine which
does
not have a directory listing similar to unix (eg. The first char in the
listing is NOT 'd' for a directory like in unix), these tools may not
work
(just my guess !). How will he change directory, if it is not able to
figure
out if it is a directory or not !

Am i missing something ?

Ganesh


-----Original Message-----
From: vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org
[mailto:vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org]On Behalf Of Mark K. Kim
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 9:55 AM
To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] recursive ftp


I think you can do it with ncftp and some scripting.  Normally, you can
use ncftp like a normal ftp, but you can also pass a recursive option
(ie:
`mget -r *`).  You can write a script and pass appropriate commands,
kind
of like this:

   #!/bin/sh
   ncftp -u <username> <ftp.servername.serverdomain> <<EOF
   <password>
   bin
   mget -r /
   quit
   EOF

Of course, you'll need ncftp installed, and make the script file
executable.  Be careful about your password being in the open.

-Mark

On Thu, 28 Feb 2002, Ganesh  S wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a linux machine to which i would like to mirror a private ftp
site
on
> a nightly basis. A windows NT machine is serving as the ftp server. I
tried
> tools like wget and rftp from my linux box to allow recursive ftp's
from
the
> windows NT machine, to occur automatically. rftp works only if the
fttp
> server is a unix machine. With wget, iam unable to get it to work. I
have
> the username and password setup in .netrc. The command i gave was wget
-r
> ftp://<IPaddress>/
> Iam able to log in to the site with this but comes out with a message
> "Download 0 bytes in 0 files".
>
> Can anyone suggest/help me with a solution ?
>
> Thanks.
> Ganesh
>
>

--
Mark K. Kim
http://www.cbreak.org/
PGP key available upon request.


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