[erlang-questions] Troubles with FTP

Ingela Anderton Andin <>
Thu Mar 1 13:41:03 CET 2007


Hi!

Well ok this was a bug in inets that was solved in inets-4.5.3.  When 
you changed erlang version you also changed inets-version.

You can do  for instance do code:which(ftp)  in the erlang shell to see 
what the application version
of inets is.

Regards Ingela - OTP team

Amila Maha Arachchi wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Thanks for the reply. I found the reason (I believe it is the reason). 
> I am using vsftpd in Redhat9.My erlang version was 5.4.8. But when I 
> run the code in a version 5.5.2 erlang shell it worked without any 
> trouble. So, I think the problem was the version.
>
> Anyway, I am new to Erlang :-)
>
> You have asked to send the crash messege. But what happens is the 
> shell gets stuck without giving any messege. It  stays like that 
> forever. So there is no messege to send.
>
> Thanks.
> Amila.
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Ingela Anderton Andin <>
> To: 
> Sent: Thursday, March 1, 2007 3:11:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Troubles with FTP
>
>  wrote:
> > 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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