• FTP for QWK packets

    From Mark i@VERT to Digtal Man on Sunday, February 19, 2023 08:26:34
    Hello. My one BBS is running Wildcat 5. I carry dovenet on that BBS. When I try to logon through FTP to download my vert.qwk packet the file size says 0 bytes. How can I download my qwk packets through FTP. I know synchronet uses qnet-ftp I tried to write a script through windows FTP and also used winscp to try and neither work. I am loging on with my QWK ID and password.

    Thanks
    mark

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Mark i on Sunday, February 19, 2023 12:23:37
    Re: FTP for QWK packets
    By: Mark i to Digtal Man on Sun Feb 19 2023 08:26 am

    Hello. My one BBS is running Wildcat 5. I carry dovenet on that BBS. When I try to logon through FTP to download my vert.qwk packet the file size says 0 bytes. How can I download my qwk packets through FTP. I know synchronet uses qnet-ftp I tried to write a script through windows FTP and also used winscp to try and neither work. I am loging on with my QWK ID and password.

    The correct path/file to download would be "/VERT.qwk".

    Looking at my FTP server log, I see TRUCKSTO has been trying download/incorrect different file paths/names:

    023-02-19T08:15:18.638944-08:00 git sbbs: ftp 0116 <TRUCKSTO> file (/Main/vert.qwk) not found for RETR command

    2023-02-19T08:17:53.733933-08:00 git sbbs: ftp 0116 <TRUCKSTO> file (/trucksto.qwk) not found for RETR command

    2/19 07:55:56a 2136 <TRUCKSTO> file (/VERT) not found for RETR command

    You didn't mention your QWK-ID, is TRUCKSTO yours? If so, then you need to fix your script.
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  • From Mark i@VERT to Digital Man on Sunday, February 19, 2023 15:45:33
    Re: FTP for QWK packets
    By: Digital Man to Mark i on Sun Feb 19 2023 12:23 pm

    Hi, yes trucksto is my qwk id. I was trying a different filename since it didnt find vert.qwk. I will try again later tonight to see if it works. When I connect using my ftp client it puts me in the root directory. I see vert.qwk in the root directory but it says 0 bytes. The file size never changes even after a few days of not getting my packets.

    Your FTP server is not picking up connections at 6:45pm i will keep trying

    thanks
    mark

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Mark i on Sunday, February 19, 2023 17:54:58
    Re: FTP for QWK packets
    By: Mark i to Digital Man on Sun Feb 19 2023 03:45 pm

    Re: FTP for QWK packets
    By: Digital Man to Mark i on Sun Feb 19 2023 12:23 pm

    Hi, yes trucksto is my qwk id. I was trying a different filename since it didnt find vert.qwk. I will try again later tonight to see if it works. When I connect using my ftp client it puts me in the root directory.

    That's correct.

    I see vert.qwk in the root directory but it says 0 bytes.

    What "says" that? The file size is actually fake since the file is generated upon request, but the fake size reported is 10K, not 0 bytes:

    -r--r--r-- 1 VERT VERT 10240 Feb 19 17:52 VERT.qwk

    The file size never
    changes even after a few days of not getting my packets.

    It's not supposed to. Download the file and you'll get a packet (if there are new messages). Ignore the size reported in the FTP file listing, it's not relevant.

    Your FTP server is not picking up connections at 6:45pm i will keep trying

    Are you using dove.synchro.net address? If so, retrying will usually resolve any "not picking" issues.
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