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IIS FTP Server Event Triggers

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We use our FTP Server to communicate with the outside world. Our Application puts the files in specific directories and the customers come and pickup the data. Is there a way to catch that event and have some custom code to delete the file as soon as the file is picked-up by the customer.


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I need to know if the transmission of the data is successful and then delete the file. Is there a way to capture the Event when the file was succesfully transmitted and then the FTP server notifies my code?

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tncbbthositg

You could ask them.  After they download the file, have them press a button confirming that it has arrived.

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There's no way you can tell if the file actually downloaded correctly. It could download, and be corrupted, it could start and they could be disconnected, or they could delete it by mistake before they used it.

You really do need to ask them BEFORE you delete the file. Actually, I wouldn't really delete it, even if they DID verify they'd received it. I'd just move it or set it to hidden, so you could not show it in the links.

People make mistakes, and if it's gone and can't be reconstructed and they really need it, it's going to be YOUR fault. Better to err on the side of caution, and be able to play the savior when they need a miracle. ;-)
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Thanks for agreeing webwoman.  I was beginning to think that you just disagreed with anything I said :)

Pat
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Nah...sometimes it's just not clear what the question is, and there's almost always more than one  way (or 10!) to do something.

But here, there's really only one way. ;-)
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