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Old 11-20-2017, 05:26 AM   #1
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ftp to an ip directly from crontab


I have a crontab entry which runs ftp to a destination ip address. However there is no script or source or destination directory details. Can anyone please help me with the name and location of the file where these details will be present?
 
Old 11-20-2017, 07:29 AM   #2
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I have a crontab entry which runs ftp to a destination ip address. However there is no script or source or destination directory details. Can anyone please help me with the name and location of the file where these details will be present?
No, and there is absolutely NO WAY anyone, anywhere, can answer this question. How is anyone going to know the source, destination, IP address, or ANYTHING about two random FTP servers?

You say there is no script...then how, exactly, does the FTP job run? What does that crontab entry consist of? Either the FTP details are in the crontab line, or they're in a script. No where else they can really be.
 
Old 11-20-2017, 11:41 AM   #3
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Welcome to this site, but someone like you should use Google.com instead.
Sorry, I coulda"t figure out how to copy&paste with M$Win10 tablet, but
Google shows examples of $variables in script, and .netrc
Does your ftp support .netrc? We hope you succeed with the needful.
 
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:13 PM   #4
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I have a crontab entry which runs ftp to a destination ip address. However there is no script or source or destination directory details. Can anyone please help me with the name and location of the file where these details will be present?
Hi Prashanth Dheram and welcome to LQ.

Perhaps you should post your crontab entry and refer to where you see the FTP. To help enhance your question, consider reviewing the LQ Site FAQ

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Old 11-20-2017, 07:02 PM   #5
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You can put the FTP command in a crontab, but you haven't much chance of controlling it unless you have a script to tell it what to do and where to put data.

Why not write a script and get your crontab to run the script directly?
 
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I have a crontab entry which runs ftp to a destination ip address. However there is no script or source or destination directory details. Can anyone please help me with the name and location of the file where these details will be present?
Post your crontab entries here along with output of
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ls -la /path/to/script/location
May be you are looking to wrong crontab user file?
 
Old 11-22-2017, 06:43 AM   #7
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No, and there is absolutely NO WAY anyone, anywhere, can answer this question. How is anyone going to know the source, destination, IP address, or ANYTHING about two random FTP servers?

You say there is no script...then how, exactly, does the FTP job run? What does that crontab entry consist of? Either the FTP details are in the crontab line, or they're in a script. No where else they can really be.
I have found the answer to my question. The ftp configuration is present in .netrc file. I just needed to know how can a ftp job be implemented without a script since there was no script in my system. I just found a crontab entry with ftp to the destination ip.

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Old 11-22-2017, 06:44 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by GentleThotSeaMonkey View Post
Welcome to this site, but someone like you should use Google.com instead.
Sorry, I coulda"t figure out how to copy&paste with M$Win10 tablet, but
Google shows examples of $variables in script, and .netrc
Does your ftp support .netrc? We hope you succeed with the needful.
After doing a lot of research on google, I have found some details regarding .netrc file and it worked for me. Thanks!!
 
Old 11-22-2017, 06:48 AM   #9
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You can put the FTP command in a crontab, but you haven't much chance of controlling it unless you have a script to tell it what to do and where to put data.

Why not write a script and get your crontab to run the script directly?
ftp in crontab can be controlled by .netrc file in the user's home directory. I needed this information because I had to debug en existing ftp job and I didn't have the details regarding source and destination. I could only see in crontab that there is an ftp to destination ip.
 
Old 11-22-2017, 11:55 PM   #10
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