>Does anyone know of an 95/NT client that can do a 'resume' PUT operation
>(upload to an ftp server)?
>I have NcFTPd but none of the ftp clients that I've tried (including
>NcFTP client for 95) have the ability
>to start uploading from an offset of the file & for the server to append
>the resulting byte stream to the
>existing file on the server. Any pointers? thanks.
>Steve Hespelt - Senior Software Engineer Netsco
Well, it's not really a client, but it does what you want . . .
Gurusamy Sarathy's port of Perl 5.004.02, along with libnet 1.0605 from
Graham Barr (both found at www.perl.com) allow you to automate file
transfers via the ftp protocol. Net::FTP (included in libnet) provides an
append method, so (assuming your server supports APPE) all you need to do
is open the source file, create a file descriptor with the appe() method,
seek() to the position in the source you wish to retransmit from, and write
to the descriptor with the inherited write() method.
Of course, this was really an NT question, and entirely unrelated to Unix
. . . but if you give Perl a try, we'll find it in our hearts to forgive
Jeffrey R. Drumm, Systems Integration Specialist
Maine Medical Center Information Services
420 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101