Solved

ftp to unix

Posted on 2006-11-13
4
777 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I have a unix server SunOs 5.8.  I can ping this server by using "ping ipaddress" or "ping hostname" or "ping hostname.company.com".  I can also ftp in and out of the this machine from dos or other unix servers .  

Due to a problem with Windows XP SP2 and Checkpoint VPN we can no longer use NFS (blue screen of death).
I'm trying to replace my NFS code with an FtpWebRequest to ftp files from Windows to Unix in my ASP.NET app.  I've tried every sample code on earth but can't get it to work.  

In the code below I'm getting an error regarding the URI.  Also the .METHOD statement does not accept any value that I give "GET, PUT, LISTDIRECTORY" etc.  What am I doing wrong?  (PS - I already wrote batch files to accomplish this and scrapped that idea because it didn't seem clean enough.  I also don't want to pay for a component to accomplish something that should be pretty standard and simple in ASP.NET...should be, but not for me).  

        Dim req As System.Net.FtpWebRequest
        Dim resp As System.Net.FtpWebResponse
        Dim data As System.IO.Stream
        Dim result As String        
        Dim creds As New System.Net.NetworkCredential("user", "user")
        req = DirectCast(System.Net.WebRequest.Create("ftp://hostname.company.com"), System.Net.FtpWebRequest)
        With req
            .Credentials = creds
            .UseBinary = True
            .KeepAlive = True
            .Method = "GET"
            resp = .GetResponse
            Data = resp.GetResponseStream
            result = resp.StatusCode
        End With
0
Comment
Question by:bozworthy
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Bob Learned
ID: 17937654
Here is something a little different (untested):

        Dim result As String
        Dim creds As New NetworkCredential("user", "user")
        Dim req As FtpWebRequest = FtpWebRequest.Create("ftp://hostname.company.com")

        req.Credentials = creds
        req.UseBinary = True
        req.KeepAlive = True
        req.Method = WebRequestMethods.Ftp.DeleteFile
        Using resp As FtpWebResponse = req.GetResponse()
            Dim data As Stream = resp.GetResponseStream()
            result = resp.StatusCode
        End Using

Bob
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:bozworthy
ID: 17938459
Ok we're making good progress.  I'm able to sign in now.  However I do not see change directory(cd) as a valid WebRequestMethod.  I noticed in my Wrox VB.NET book that these methods are specific to the server.  I am able to cd through dos and other unix servers.  Why would cd not be available in this instance??

0
 
LVL 96

Accepted Solution

by:
Bob Learned earned 250 total points
ID: 17938523
From what I remember, you can't send a change directory command through FtpWebRequest, you need to specify the target folder in the file path name that you are trying to FTP:

http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=564419&SiteID=1

Bob
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:bozworthy
ID: 17940762
The link to microsoft support is dead but I was able to get enough info from the post.  Thanks for your help.

 
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Code works but how can I download the file? 20 67
Syntax Error 2 45
Ajax Panel Not Updating When Triggered By Timer 4 40
Adware on IIS hosted asp.net website 1 16
In this Article, I will provide a few tips in problem and solution manner. Opening an ASPX page in Visual studio 2003 is very slow. To make it fast, please do follow below steps:   Open the Solution/Project. Right click the ASPX file to b…
In an ASP.NET application, I faced some technical problems. In this article, I list them out and show the solutions that I found.  I hope it will be useful. Problem: After closing a pop-up window, the parent page should be refreshed automaticall…
Along with being a a promotional video for my three-day Annielytics Dashboard Seminor, this Micro Tutorial is an intro to Google Analytics API data.
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now