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Old 05-30-2013
FTP connection refused

Hi I am trying to execute a shell script which is in unix server gs1. The script is below which basically connects to another unix server q15 and tries to get a file using FTP .
But i get error as "ftp: connect: Connection refused
Not connected.
Not connected."

Please help with if the below script has any flaw
quote USER $USER
lcd /app/daily/scripts
get $FILE
exit 0


Last edited by Scott; 05-30-2013 at 01:07 PM.. Reason: Code tags, please...
# 2  
Old 05-30-2013
Are you able to manually ftp to the other server?
# 3  
Old 05-30-2013
If tha answer to fpmurphy's question is an affirmative, disregard what follows.

Your error message suggests that the FTP server cannot connect to the client machine, which it needs to do for normal (active) FTP. This is usually the result of the client being firewalled. You may have better luck using passive mode.

# 4  
Old 05-30-2013
I just checked that normal FTP is not allowed and it should be sftp. I never tried. Can anyone help me to modify the above script i posted with how to make it work for sftp ?
# 5  
Old 05-31-2013
sftp is not a drop-in replacement for ftp, it does some things very differently, especially passwords. You will need to arrange passwordless login if you want to script it. Just having the right files in the right places lets automatic login happen.

Then you can just ignore the password part and do
sftp username@host <<EOF
lcd /app/daily/scripts
get $FILE

# 6  
Old 06-03-2013
I thought that in-line commands were not allowed for sftp and that one always has to put the commands in a file and refer to them with the -b file. Of course, this might vary depending on the OS. I would expect something more like:-
echo "lcd /app/daily/scripts
get $FILE
> sftp.cmds

sftp -b user@server

Have I missed something?

# 7  
Old 06-03-2013
Originally Posted by rbatte1
I thought that in-line commands were not allowed for sftp and that one always has to put the commands in a file and refer to them with the -b file. Of course, this might vary depending on the OS.
It may indeed vary on the OS, since I have not encountered that restriction myself.
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