Error connecting to FTP site

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Error connecting to FTP site

Hi

 

I am trying to send a file to a customer via FTP - using 2 methods but both return errors. Please help!

 

Method 1:

filename infile '/sas/lsf/Cred/Test_File.xls';

filename outdir ftp '/Data_Test' DIR FILEEXT
host="199.22.128.58"
user="tfgftp"
pass="abc123"
port=22;
/**********************************************************************/
data _null_;
infile infile truncover;
input;
file outdir(Test_File.xls);
put _infile_;
run;

 

Log:

NOTE: The infile INFILE is:
Filename=/sas/lsf/Cred/Test_File.xls,
Owner Name=darrylla,Group Name=sas,
Access Permission=-rw-rw-r--,
Last Modified=02Jun2016:13:40:05,
File Size (bytes)=66048

NOTE: SSH-2.0-CoreFTP-0.3.3
ERROR: Invalid reply received from FTP server..
NOTE: 0 records were read from the infile INFILE.
NOTE: The SAS System stopped processing this step because of errors.
NOTE: DATA statement used (Total process time):
real time 1:03.37
cpu time 0.01 seconds

 

How do I resolve this error?  I can login to the FTP site using FileZilla (ftp client software) so the user login details are valid.

 

Method 2:

Generating a sftp.cmd file.

 

curl -v -k --ftp-ssl-ccc -T /sas/lsf/Cred/Test_File.xls ftp://tfgftp:abc123@199.22.128.58:22/Data_Test 2>&1 | tee /sas/lsf/Cred/Logs/sftp.log

 

Log

NOTE: The infile DO_SFTP is:
Pipe command="/sas/lsf/Credico/Logs/sftp.cmd"

NOTE: 8 records were read from the infile DO_SFTP.
The minimum record length was 22.
The maximum record length was 5002.
NOTE: DATA statement used (Total process time):
real time 1:03.40
cpu time 0.02 seconds

 

sftp logfile

* Trying 199.22.128.58...
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 0* Connected to 199.22.128.58(199.22.128.58) port 22 (#0)
< SSH-2.0-CoreFTP-0.3.3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- 0:00:01 --:--:-- 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- 0:00:02 --:--:-- 0

 

writes out multiple lines untill the connection is closed.

 

 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- 0:01:01 --:--:-- 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- 0:01:02 --:--:-- 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- 0:01:03 --:--:-- 0* response reading failed
* Closing connection 0
curl: (56) response reading failed

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Posts: 7,429

Re: Error connecting to FTP site

CoreFTP is Windows-only, so it seems your target system is Windows. You will need to use correct file syntax for this.

But the kicker is that you specified port 22 (SSH) in a filename ftp. Omit specifying a port number so that SAS will use the correct port for FTP (21).

 

 

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Posts: 7

Re: Error connecting to FTP site

Thanks for the info Kurt.

 

I have used the first option before for another project and it worked. ie copying a file from a Unix location to a FTP site.  The client has setup their ftp connection on port 22......

 

You mentioned CoreFTP. Do you have file syntax for this?

Super User
Posts: 7,429

Re: Error connecting to FTP site

Regarding file syntax: since you have to deal with a Windows system, use C:\...\...\... instead of /.../.../...

Unless CoreFTP is set up so that it can translate UNIX-style paths to something sensible within the Windows filesystem.

 

But I still state that port 22 is reserved for the Secure Shell protocol, and the FTP Access Method simply won't work.

If someone else actually set up a standard (unencrypted, non-secure!) FTP server to run on port 22 (probably to trick their way around firewalls that only allow secure connections), their Information Security Officer should have a most severe talk with them Smiley Sad

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