Procesing files received via ftp

Claes Wikstrom <>
Tue Aug 30 23:11:12 CEST 2005

Sebastian Bello wrote:
> Hi list,
> I need to process files received via ftp.
> I see two approaches:
>     1. poll the ftp directory
>     How can I make sure a file download has finished?
>     2. use a specialized ftp server which triggers file processing after 
> receipt.
>     I've been trying the Erlang ftpd implementation. File uploads seems 
> not to work with a Windows client. And I'm not 100% sure they work fine 
> with a Linux one. Has anybody used ftpd in a production environment?

I had exactly the same situation a couple of months ago, with the
additional complexity of an ipsec tunnel.
I couldn't get OTP ftpd to work properly, didn't pursue the
the issue and went for above option (1)


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