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Posted on 2001-06-15
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This might not be the correct area for this question.  If it isn't, I apologize.

A friend is having trouble uploading files to my server using WS FTP LE (5.08).  He uploaded two files and they were fine, but all the remaining files were zero bytes!  He emailed me some of the files in question, and they are not zero bytes, and I can upload them with no problems.  Any thoughts?  He connects to the net with a cable modem (as do I), btw.

Permissions are all ok, as I used his id to upload with success.  I don't think this is a server (Redhat Linux, latest version of WUFTPD) issue (at least not exclusively), as many people can upload to my server with no problems.

Thanks for your help,

Tom
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by:SysExpert
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I would have him reboot and retry.
It could have been a one time fluke.

Also are there any limitations ( Demo version ) on his FTP software ??

Also have him check for viruses with 2 seperate , updated programs !!

I hope this helps !
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by:tengage
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Yeah what version of FTP software is he using?  I would first try to use another piece of software.  Your side is obviously working ok if other people can upload.  Your Security is ok also because at least ONE file got uploaded

FTP at a dos command should work
Cute FTP is another one that some people like
http://www.cuteftp.com

but my favorite is just plain old IE5.5
(be sure to enable folder view for FTP sites in Tools | Options)

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by:tengage
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PS here's an updated version of WS FTP

http://www.ipswitch.com/Products/WS_FTP/index.html
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by:a.marsh
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Are the files a mixture of different types?

If so then it maybe to do with uploading either in binary or ascii.

In WS_FTP you should be able to choose "auto", but just check to see if they have set it to always use binary or ascii.

This can cause such an issue sometimes.

:o)

Ant
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by:tom419
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All the files are zip files, and the binary option is set, same problem.  I emailed IPSwitch and they said the network connection might be degrading as he is connected, but we've looked at the ping times and that doesn't seem to be the case.

We tried the reboot without luck.
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by:prashant_n_mhatre
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Check filesize..some times it gives problem for big files...Ask him to do it again...it may work. I faced the same problem with geocities...but restarting the program helped.
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Tell him to do it with windows ftp client, to make sure that it is WSFTP problem. Steps:

run command prompt
cd to directory with zipfile
ftp server.name
login with his user id
bin
put zipfile
bye

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by:tom419
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Yes, I will have him try it with at the command line to see if it is a problem with WS_FTP itself.  Good Idea.  I'll post the results of that test when I get them.

Tom
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by:tom419
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By suggesting this, I was able to conclude that WS_FTP wsa not the problem, but rather a network connection between his location and mine.

Thanks!
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