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retrieving internet file

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I cannot get my code right.  I am trying to take a file that is on a local internet server and place it in a file on my C: drive.  I am able to post a file from my PC to the internet server, but not vice versa.  I am confused with all the Get, Put, OpenURL, etc. statements.  Code would be very useful.
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by:waty
ID: 1434050
Here is the way :

' Retrieve latest software update from ftp.mycompany.com.

Dim bFile() as Byte         ' Retrieving a binary file.

' Retrieve the file.
bFile() = icTransfer.OpenURL _
    ("ftp://ftp.mycompany.com/upgrade/software.exe", _
    icByteArray)

' Write file to disk.
Open "C:\INTERNET\software.exe" For Binary Access Write As #1
Put #1, , bFile()
Close #1

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by:timpeters
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I am not supposed to use ftp.  I know there is another way.  I am able to post this file to my local internet server without ftp.  I will give you an extra 50 points if you can help.  Thanks.  

To post it, I connected my internet transfer control, called INET1, to my server. I used the this in conjunction with a "INET1.Execute, 'PUT', data1" statement, where data1 was my file. I don't know if this helps.
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by:timpeters
ID: 1434052
This is sort of a rush problem
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waty earned 250 total points
ID: 1434053
By doing this (using OpenUrl), you will not use FTP, you open directly the URL and save it.

If you want to use FTP you should do as follow :

icMain.Execute sURL, "CD " & m_rstSites("Directory")
zsWaitForResponse

icMain.Execute sURL, "USER " & icMain.UserName & " " & icMain.Password
zsWaitForResponse

icMain.Execute sURL, "CD " & m_rstSites("Directory")
zsWaitForResponse

icMain.Execute sURL, "GET aFile " & sFileName    zsWaitForResponse




Sub zsWaitForResponse()

' After executing an FTP command, we have to wait for it to complete
' before we undertake any further processing.

Do Until Not icMain.StillExecuting
    DoEvents
    ' We can do other things here.
Loop

End Sub

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by:timpeters
ID: 1434054
Thank You
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