Re: Identifying End of Tx in FTP

From: David L. Sifry (davidat_private)
Date: Fri May 29 1998 - 11:04:42 PDT

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    Laris Benkis wrote:
    > We have a system in place where clients drop off files via FTP to a
    > wu-ftp server which are then processed automatically by scripts. Files
    > have to be processed relatively quickly for the application to work
    > properly therefore the convention we have developed is to indicate end
    > of transmission by doing a rename of the file once the initial put is done.
    > We are trying to tighten the security of the whole process and want to
    > use FW1 ftp resources to limit where puts can be done.  Unfortunately it
    > turns out that when the ftp resources are used it is no longer possible to
    > do rename.
    > The question I have then, is anybody doing something similar to this?
    > What is a reliable, transparent way to tell that an ftp transmission has
    > been completed?
    Have a process check the xfer-log that wu-ftpd produces. Voila, you get
    a notification whenever a file transfer ends.

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