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Correct Commands to FTP from Sunsolve

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Hi Experts. I tried this below to download a patch for Solaris server but received an invalid message:

FTP patches:
%ftp -i sunsolve.sun.com
      login as an anonymous user
ftp>cd pub/patches
ftp>mget patch_number.*
ftp>quit
Can someone give the correct commands? Thanks!
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1) Are you sure you have the right server and path names?
Is your sample accurate?  I did not find the directory "pub/patches" at sunsolve.sun.com, but perhaps that was not the actual machine you logged on to...
2) -i indicates no interactive prompts... You might consider omitting that option...
3) If you are downloading binary files (not text) you should enter the "binary" command prior to the "mget" command to insure a binary file transfer

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I believe that is old information I located. Can you tell how to (the steps) to download a patch directly to the server with ftp? I have never done this before. So I am at the ftp prompt in the sun server...what other commands do I need to use to downwload the patch to the server. Thanks!

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I am trying to download the zip file.
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What are you trying to do exactly? the ftp site show below message:

C:\>ftp sunsolve.sun.com
Connected to sunsolve.sun.com.
220-ATTENTION:
220-
220-This SITE IS END OF LIFE
220-
220-As of August 1st 2008, this site is no longer available to upload or downloa
d
220-files.
220-Please use supportuploads.sun.com or supportfiles.sun.com
220-to upload or download files to and from Sun Services Engineers.

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Download a kernel patch. Is there another way? I have downloaded the patch to Windows XP. Anyway to move it from there? I tried FTP but the Sun box closed the connection.
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The most preferred option on unix platform would be scp or sftp but I am not sure if your XP maching has relevant client software to initate the connection.

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