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FTP_get do not work but FTP_put does

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  • FTP_get do not work but FTP_put does

    The following code is working for a few site/applications.
    Yet I have a new site, (under the same hosting company) and this code does not work.

    pick1 = ftp_get_list(ww, usr, pw,ad+ "/*.csv", .T.)
    for each foo in pick1
    ftp_get_file(ww, usr,pw,ad +chr(47) +foo.value,a5.get_path()+"\Pict_upload\WebImportFolder"+chr(92)+foo.value)

    This one does, even work for the new site
    ftp_put_file(ww, usr, pw, a5.get_path()+"\Reports\"+var->vdatex+".pdf", pick4 +chr(47)+ var->vdatex+".pdf")

    PHP version 7.3 in all sites.
    The addresses and IDs and pw has been checked. The fact that FTP_put works, confirms it.
    The new site has been recreated and it a virgin site, so no plugins or software has been added.
    Has any one experienced this situation?

  • #2
    Is there a way to use an FTP account using FTP_commands, instead of going directly to the server itself. As this requires admin and PW data?


    • #3
      Are you in the correct area, Mike?
      Sounds like a web issue.

      Edit. I use Filezilla. Enter the connection once
      Ted Giles
      Example Consulting - UK

      See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.


      • #4
        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


        • #5
          Unfortunately, the example from the documentation doesn't work any better, Mike.
          Ted Giles
          Example Consulting - UK

          See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.


          • #6
            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.


            • #7
              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?


              • #8
                Who do you use for hosting, Mike?
                Ted Giles
                Example Consulting - UK

                See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.


                • #9
                  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.


                  • #10
                    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.


                    • #11
                      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
                      Ted Giles
                      Example Consulting - UK

                      See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.


                      • #12

                        Read this about Ports Mike.
                        Ted Giles
                        Example Consulting - UK

                        See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.


                        • #13
                          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


                          • #14
                            I'll try using it with my hosting lot.
                            Never bothered before!
                            Ted Giles
                            Example Consulting - UK

                            See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.


                            • #15
                              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.