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Automating FTP File Transfers?

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The Question is:

Ok well we have bridges our MS Lan and Vax using LAT, we currently have a PC`s
 that connect to our VAX using Pathworks and LAT and can log in and run
 terminal sessions. On one of the Pc`s we have the DECNET FTP Version 7.2.008
 and manually copy 3 files ac
cross from the VAX to the PC.
We would like to automate this ? at present the user has to every day run the
 utility and select the 3 files and then hit copy, when completed disconnect,
 how can we automate the process using our LAT Connection ?
Comments gratefully recieved.

The Answer is :

  OpenVMS V6.2 and later releases provide COPY/FTP and related commands,
  though earlier commands can use the FTP utility directly.  On OpenVMS,
  you can create periodic batch jobs -- discussed elsewhere in the
  OpenVMS Ask The Wizard area -- or can install a job-scheduling package
  -- also discussed elsewhere.  These command mechanisms can be used to
  periodically copy files to or from a remote FTP server, for instance.
  As for scheduling jobs on a Microsoft Windows environment or for the
  availability or configuration of an FTP server in a Windows environment,
  please contact a Microsoft Windows Wizard.

answer written or last revised on ( 4-JAN-2004 )

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