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Old 09-17-2009, 02:46 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I'm using CentOS5. I'm facing issue when ftp file from one machine to another.

I'm transferring around 1GB of file from one machine to another by ftp. After completing the transfer, I found the md5sum mismatch with source and destination files (I didn't see any difference in the size of the file). This occurs in most of the time(I couldn't isolate when it happens ). So, I'm very much confused whey this is happening. Unfortunately, the syslog is not working in that machine.

I didn't see the issue in when doing ftp with another machine.

The following is my OS version.

Linux #1 SMP .... i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

I think the information I've given are understandable.

Any one, Please suggest me why this is happening.

Thanks in advance.
Old 09-17-2009, 07:08 AM   #2
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my first thought is that it might be a binary file that is transferred as ascii...
confirm that the file is being transferred using binary transfer and see if that helps. There should be a setting or option on your ftp client to use binary transfers for all files.
Old 09-17-2009, 11:29 PM   #3
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Hi Rayford,

Thanks for the reply.

The file I'm trying to transferring is .tar.gz format.

I did the transfers in binary mode. Even in the binary mode, it fails.



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