The Question is:
I have a detached process that runs a command procedure. This procedure does
an FTP put to send data to another site. Sometimes, if the remote system is
rebooted during an FTP connection, the client never finishes. The FTP client
session will continue
Is there a way to set a timeout so that client FTP sessions in a detached
process will stop after some inactive time.
The Answer is :
Use current (or at least more recent) software, and the current ECO.
This includes for OpenVMS, and the particular IP stack in use here.
As for the specific question, write a monitor. This could be as
simple as a trivial loop written in DCL -- check for forward FTP
progress via f$getjpi, sleep for (say) a minute, and loop back for
The FTSO software package -- available from HP, though not a standard
product -- would be an alternative, as it provides for restarting FTP
The OpenVMS Wizard will assume you are using COPY/FTP.