php problem with ftp_put

Posted on 2001-08-18
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I have a problem with php4's ftp_put

I'm trying to send a file to a remote server, It opens the connection ok, creates an empty file then fails.

It gives an error message
Warning: ftp_put: PORT command successful. in liveStats.php3 on line 228

But it isn't successful - it just creates an empty file.

I can ftp to this site using other ftp software and have used this same bit of code to ftp to the site before.

Any ideas?

The code is

     // set up basic connection
     $conn_id = ftp_connect($address);

     // login with username and password
     $login_result = ftp_login($conn_id, $username, $pwd);

     // check connection
     if ((!$conn_id) || (!$login_result)) {
               $str.= "Ftp connection has failed!";
               $str.= "Attempted to connect to $ftp_server";
          } else {
               $str.= "Connected<br>";

     // upload the file (dest,source)
     $upload = ftp_put($conn_id, $path.$source_file, $source_file, FTP_ASCII);

     // check upload status
     if (!$upload) {
               $str.= "Ftp upload has failed!";
          } else {
               $str.= "Uploaded ".$source_file." <br>\n";

     // close the FTP stream

return $str;

Question by:Nick1181
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Expert Comment

ID: 6400667
What kind of file are you uploading?

Have you tried using FTP_BINARY instead of FTP_ASCII?



Author Comment

ID: 6400685
Just a little text file. test.txt

I've tried using both FTP_BINARY and FTP_ASCII

Author Comment

ID: 6400718
It doesn't seem to want to send to another server I tried as well - probably doesn't want to send to any server
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a.marsh earned 200 total points
ID: 6400722
What operating system(s) are you using?


Author Comment

ID: 6400733
It doesn't seem to want to send to another server I tried as well - probably doesn't want to send to any server

Author Comment

ID: 6400749
PHP Version 4.0.5 for phpinfo()


Author Comment

ID: 6400844
Well I got it to go though I'm utterly mystefied as to why.

I just copied and pasted an example verbatim - then adapted it. As far as I can see the only difference is that

$upload = ftp_put($conn_id, $dest_file, $source_file, FTP_BINARY);

doesn't work and

$upload = ftp_put($conn_id, "$destination_file", "$source_file", FTP_BINARY);

does. ie: it seems to want quotes around the variable names - which is a whisker on the obscure side. Still, there you go


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Expert Comment

ID: 6400851
You say that this code has worked before...was that on a different machine and/or a different version of PHP?

There are bugs listed for these functions but they are generally when using Windows, not Linux.

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Expert Comment

ID: 6400857
Okay - glad you sorted it.

However I'm not so pleased that you gave me a grade C.

If my help really wasn't worth more than that then I would rather that you deleted the question.



Author Comment

ID: 6401047
Sorry, As you can possibly spot from my duplicate reply I'm not exactly up to speed with this system.

I appreciate your help believe me. As it was the things you suggested weren't solutions so what do I do? Give you an A for something that wasn't a solution? Just deleting the question seemed a little rude - If giving a C is ruder then I guess I'll just delete in future.

Sorry again


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