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FTP_get do not work but FTP_put does

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  • MikeData
    Something came up from the Cpanel forum. It was said that V90, did not change any features to the FTPs functionality.
    Yet as I have mentioned before, it feels like they did.
    They noticed the .t. .f. switch. and suggest to use the.f..
    I knew that .f. brigs a full details of the file. and .t. only file name.
    See an example:
    pick1 = ftp_get_list(ww, usr, pw,ad+ "/*.csv", .T.)
    = ""

    pick1 = ftp_get_list(ww, usr, pw,ad+ "/*.csv", .F.)
    = -rw-r--r-- 1 userid userid 5640 Aug 24 16:36 pictures.csv

    So FTP_getlist works. just the switch as .T. do not

    As I was getting no errors I did not know what was happening.
    Now I see using .t. return nothing.
    The question is why using .T. returns nothing?
    Does any one has any suggestions?

    I guess a work around is to collect from the list the last word, rather than the name given.

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  • DaveM
    That is horrible.
    I have and supply hosting with cpanel. I know cpanel went way up in price after it got bought. I like cpanel, but may have to do something different in the future. Did you setup ftp in your cpanel or just use the default one?

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  • MikeData
    One final note: I was told that ftp_get and ftp_list will no longer work on websites using cpanel. version 90+ Ver 86 was the last one capable of handling ftp_get and list.
    Imaging, most websites use cpanel for basic software.

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  • Ted Giles
    I'll try using it with my hosting lot.
    Never bothered before!

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  • MikeData
    Thanks, Ted, I did pass the reading of the link you mentioned.
    Must likely the cpanel is blocking that 2nd port.
    Lets see what they say.
    I also post the issue in the cPanel forum.. I am waiting

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  • Ted Giles

    Read this about Ports Mike.

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  • Ted Giles
    I would contact Lenny F at Alpha, or Selwyn as this may be a show stopper.
    I will ask my hosting company if they have come across the issue

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  • MikeData
    The cpanel people/hosting company is asking how is Alpha executing those commands.
    Are there any settings in Alpha that controls how the FTP is used?
    I need help as if I can not solve this issue,
    the application is ruined,
    It will have no value at all.

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  • MikeData
    SiteoCity. This hosting company is what I have used for more than 10 years. Great support,(no phone support), but very good pricing, very good pricing!
    This company was purchased by Cpanel (cPanel is a web hosting control panel developed by cPanel, L.L.C., an American corporation.)
    I was asked how the program(My app -Alpha) is connecting: to FTP and what is uses for the connection settings such as port, if it uses plain ftp or something else like SFTP or FTP SSL/TLS.
    Is there a way to find this out?
    Is the settings in the Alpha Email setting setup, has something to do with normal FTP_get, list command used within the alpha program?
    As I see it, many websites will be affected.
    They are saying that they do not see errors.
    It is true. When I run the codes, I get no errors. Just nothing.
    So very soon all Alpha users using those commands, will stop working as they deploy the new version of cpanel.

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  • Ted Giles
    Who do you use for hosting, Mike?

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  • MikeData
    Here is the latest scoop...
    It happens that Cpanel the software used in the hosting companies is upgrading.
    The latest version does not allow for FTP_get and FTP_list.
    It does allow for FTP_put.
    I would like to be able to know how the FTP_get and list communicate with the hosting companies.
    I think it may have something to do with the communication ports.
    Is any one possibly susceptible to this issue?

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  • MikeData
    Thanks for the response, I did manage to get to work. It took a few tries of the hosting site moving the storage. They did not were able to explain, but did see the situation/error.
    It is ok now.

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  • Ted Giles
    Unfortunately, the example from the documentation doesn't work any better, Mike.

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  • MikeData
    Thanks for the response, Ted
    The code is derived from a desktop application: So I though that this was the right place.
    It seems that nobody is having this issue.
    Perhaps someone can help me tracing what goes wrong.
    this line in the interactive window: with 3 files in the folder mentioned
    vGet = ftp_get_list("", "userid", "55555ddg44" , "/public_html/test" + chr(47)+"*.*" , .T.)
    ?vget returns ""
    How can I trace what happens? no errors, nothing

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  • Ted Giles
    Are you in the correct area, Mike?
    Sounds like a web issue.

    Edit. I use Filezilla. Enter the connection once

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