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  • User-1352373294 posted

    Hi

    Not sure if this an issue caused by NTFS or FTP but could do with some help pls !!

    We have an NT4 server (I know ...) with various FTP directories and are migrating them to our newer Win 2003 server.

    All is going well apart from when we use 'put thisfile.' from another dept's AS400 servers.

    The 'put thisfile.' code cannot be changed easily to remove the final (.) as a whole change process that would take a couple of months would need to happen.

     That dot makes a massive difference ;

    When we put thisfile. to the NT4 Server (IIS4 FTP) the final . gets stripped and the file can be read by the end user.

    When we put thisfile. to the W2003 Server (IIS6 FTP) the final . does not get stripped and the file cannot be read by the end user and cannot be copied, deleted or renamed via explorer or DOS prompt.

    Does anyone know who we can force IIS 6 FTP to strip the trailing (.) ??

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards, Carm 

     

     

     

       

    Thursday, November 6, 2008 9:13 AM

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  • User989702501 posted

    Arggh legacy system.. mmm....does it accept the PUT in the first place? coz technically speaking thisfile. is not valid in windows :)  i can't even create abc. in via command prompt or windows explorer. 

    You are out of luck to even asking ftp to strip it :)

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:00 AM
    Sunday, November 9, 2008 2:24 AM

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  • User989702501 posted

    Arggh legacy system.. mmm....does it accept the PUT in the first place? coz technically speaking thisfile. is not valid in windows :)  i can't even create abc. in via command prompt or windows explorer. 

    You are out of luck to even asking ftp to strip it :)

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:00 AM
    Sunday, November 9, 2008 2:24 AM
  • User-1352373294 posted

    Thnx Qbernard

    Yes it (W2003  FTP) does accept the put and the file does come out with the dot on the end.

    Win2K (IIS5) and NT4 (IIS4) strip the dot which is want we want.

    FYI, you can create a file with a dot on the end by using explorer and browsing to say your c:\ by using \\?\c:\ instead.

    It's the W2003 behaviour of not striping the dot as it's predecessors do that is causing us the issue.

    Regs, Carm 

     

     

     

     

     

    Sunday, November 9, 2008 11:14 AM