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Need to FTP mainframes files to desktop

Postby venky_2212 » Fri May 08, 2015 7:51 am

Hi All,

Could you please help me with mainframes job.

Job should ftp the mainframes files to desktop.
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Re: Need to FTP mainframes files to desktop

Postby Robert Sample » Fri May 08, 2015 8:08 am

Is the desktop running the appropriate software to function as a server? If so, then search this forum for FTP examples -- the IP address of your desktop will be the server and a simple PUT subcommand in FTP will transfer the data.

HOWEVER, most desktop computers are NOT configured with the software to function as a server. If this is the case for you, then what you want to do cannot be done, PERIOD. You could connect from the PC to the mainframe and transfer the data via a GET subcommand in FTP, but the mainframe MUST connect to a server to FTP data (this is a general rule, by the way, not specific to the mainframe -- FTP connects to a server, always). There are other possible solutions, of course, but FTP from the mainframe to the desktop would not be one of them.
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Re: Need to FTP mainframes files to desktop

Postby Terry Heinze » Fri May 08, 2015 7:10 pm

Some, if not most, emulators provide a file transfer utility for that purpose.
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Re: Need to FTP mainframes files to desktop

Postby Stefan » Mon May 11, 2015 2:47 pm

If you have no FTP Server running of your PC you might install the ISPF Workstation Agent on it.
This product serves as a TCP/IP server and has built-in file transfer capabilities which can be used by batch jobs.
And here's the kicker: It's free of any additional charge.
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