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  • WCL_FTP Program


    I am using a small ftp program called wcl_ftp - which is working great for me on smaller file sizes to upload / download.

    It will do the transaction,
    then close the connection
    then automatically close the wcl_ftp program.

    As soon as I up/download bigger files, say 5 - 9 MB, will it do the transaction, but will not close the connection or auto-close as I have set the command line values to do when finished. The wcl_ftp program just stays open...

    I am using passive mode, and the server ftp timeout is 300 seconds which I have increased from 120 seconds (not sure if this has actually helped me.)

    Is there anything else I can do to cater for longer transaction time or to fix this problem?


  • #2
    Re: WCL_FTP Program


    You could use the ftp functions build in A5.

    I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
    ---- Confusius ----


    • #3
      Re: WCL_FTP Program


      I have tried the build-in ftp on a few occasions, but find it unreliable. Sometimes it would work good, other times not so nice.

      If compared with the wcl_ftp, would rather use the wcl_program.

      But in any event, I do have a problem, as the client will be uploading and downloading some rather big files daily.



      • #4
        Re: WCL_FTP Program

        Walter, I found this information link:

        It could be the ISP that creates the problem.

        Another option is to use yousendit.

        See also;txt and
        Last edited by Marcel Kollenaar; 03-17-2010, 11:44 AM.

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        • #5
          Re: WCL_FTP Program

          Not sure if this will help, but if you are repeatably uploading/downloading your adb and/or data, I don't think there is any app that will compete with PCAnywhere. It has a feature called speed send that only transfers the changed files and only from the first changed point. I have been using it for about 10 years and it has never failed (other than for lost connections, etc.)

          For example, I have an app that is a little over 500 MB. And I can transfer the whole folder in about 5 minutes.
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          • #6
            Re: WCL_FTP Program

            Hi Martin / Marcel,

            Thanks for the replies and info.

            My client is very particular about "ease of use", they click a button, select the file and it uploads - flag the record according to the upload success and email the share holders, all in one.
            To introduce an external ftp app would be a bit difficult for them now.

            Guess I will have to experiment some more then.



            • #7
              Re: WCL_FTP Program


              And what about using the native Windows ftp command?

              I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
              ---- Confusius ----


              • #8
                Re: WCL_FTP Program

                Walter, it's curious to me that you would come here for help with someone else's program, or am I missing something ? Why not consult the author of the utility you're using ?


                • #9
                  Re: WCL_FTP Program

                  Hello Tom,

                  You are probably right.
                  Since I am using alpha for such a long time, is the first thought to ask the alpha members. I "thought" there were more users using this 3rd party ftp app - hence - I picked up this utility from the very same board !!

                  I am just glad for all the guys trying to help - as usual!!

                  I will resort to the vendor - maybe they might be able to assist.
                  I will post the findings once I have worked through all the tips and pointers from Marcel.