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Transfer of files thro. Linux 7.x

 
Rakesh Gadre
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I am working on two seperate servers on Linux and Windows 2000 O/s.
Using a shell script, I want to transfer the files from Windows 2000 server to Linux server (Using ftp).
The script should run from Linux server.
Please guide me.
Thankz in advance
Rakesh
 
George Brown
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You could take a look at the FTP Client library, made available under the GNU LGPL, if you are determined to use FTP and don't mind writing a java program to do it.
Alternatively you could use the Trivial FTP (tftp) client for linux if you can find a Trivial FTP daemon (tftpd) for your win2k box but be aware that tftp is rarely used any more because it's a bit of an open door.
However, if I was you I would dispense with using ftp. It's basically insecure. See here for an explanation.
I would recommend instead that you research two subjects. Firstly, Secure FTP, and secondly, Host-based Authentication using SSH. Using the latter you can set up trusted hosts, ie, set up a relationship of trust between your Linux server and your Win2K server, and having done that you can use the sftp (Secure FTP) tool to transfer files in your scripts using a variety of command-line options very easily.
HTH.
 
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Ah yes, I forgot, if you set up host-based authentication you could alternatively use the 'scp' (Secure CoPy) tool with the '-B' (batch) option.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
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