Timothy Hunt T.Hunt at bom.gov.au
Mon Mar 16 18:56:15 PDT 2015

Thanks all for your help and suggestions.

I will not be able to package a specific Perl with the app, and collective testing seems to show that the issue is not yet definitively fixed in newer versions. (I tried ActivePerl 5.20 on Ubuntu 14.04 - CentOS 6 doesn't have new enough C libraries...) 

Toby's suggestion of $ftp->ls(full path) returns a 550 for me (Perl 5.10), which is consistent with previous behaviour. I'll pass it back to the application owners with the suggestion that they modify their code and test.


Tim Hunt  
Information Systems and Services Division
Bureau of Meteorology
Level 7, 700 Collins Street, Docklands VIC 3008
Tel: +61 3 9669 4094 | t.hunt at bom.gov.au

-----Original Message-----
From: Melbourne-pm [mailto:melbourne-pm-bounces+t.hunt=bom.gov.au at pm.org] On Behalf Of Kahlil Hodgson
Sent: Tuesday, 17 March 2015 10:19 AM
To: Brendon Oliver
Cc: melbourne-pm
Subject: Re: [Melbourne-pm] FTP on RHEL [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

On 17 March 2015 at 09:27, Brendon Oliver <brendon.oliver at gmail.com> wrote:
> Upgrading libnet might help... Kal's (/wave) script  works for me: 
> perl
> 5.20.2 + Net::FTP v3.05

Arrgh. My script seems to succeed/fail at random of perl-5.18.2 depending on how the server responds :-(

Looks like the venerable libnet is now being maintained by Steve hay and is receiving some much needed love. There was a patch at 2.22_2 that should have at least fixed the error masking issue, but it looks like its back.

OK. Back to writing test code for my real job.

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