CLICK HERE to read about new FTP features in C-Kermit 8. This page is written for users of Unix operating systems — Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, Solaris, etc. The Kermit FTP client is also available in Kermit 95 2. EXAMPLE 4: SUPPLYING DEFAULT PARAMETERS If you don’t want your script to fail if you pass it insufficient parameters on the command line, you can have it supply ftp binary option for each missing parameter.
It may be needed if the client is behind firewall. If TRUE, the passive mode is turned on, else it’s turned off. Passive mode is useful when using ftp through a gateway router or host that controls the directionality of traffic. Sorry, I don’t know what vendor or version specifically. The other symptom is that it was taking a long time, perhaps the 90 seconds that the timeout was set to. Must be either FTP_ASCII or FTP_BINARY. The position in the remote file to start uploading to.
The mode parameter is now optional. Again: trivial but not mentioned here. 0kb file and all FTP commands thereafter fail. It is likely that the client is behind a firewall. Indeed, the FTP protocol open a new socket for data transfer.