[erlang-questions] Troubles with FTP

Ingela Anderton Andin <>
Thu Mar 1 10:41:53 CET 2007

> Hi,
> Im trying to use the ftp module in Erlang. When I try to download file using ftp:recv, the Erlang shell gets crashed. I am able to try out the commands like pwd and cd only. 
> I can download files from the same server using normal ftp connection from my PC. But when i try it with erlang, the above mentioned problem arises. I dont get any error mesege either. Just the shell crashes.
> Can somebody help me.
> Thanks.
Have you tested it against more than one ftp-server?  What  ftp server 
is  it  that  you  are  having the problem with?  Alas the ftp-protocol 
sometimes leaves room for more than one "correct" behavior. We test it 
against several ftp-servers but it is not possible to cover all 
ftp-srvers that are out there.  Could you send me the crash you get in 
the erlang shell. ( You can send it to me privately. ) With the crash 
report maybe I can help you.

Regards Ingela - OTP team

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