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550 Arguments too long with FTP Download

550 Arguments too long with FTP Download

550 Arguments too long with FTP Download

Hi All

I am trying to download the latest TL and SP for AIX 6.1 from IBM, but get the following.
Any idea how to get this fixed, or else I will have to get the IBM guys to download for me.

The Number of files is 2072.
The Total size is 9.11 GB.

$ ftp delivery04-bld.dhe.ibm.com
Connected to dispby-104.boulder.ibm.com.
220 dhebpdel04.boulder.ibm.com FTP server (Version wu-2.6.3(5) Custom Tue Jul 2 15:15:19 MDT 2013) ready.
Name (delivery04-bld.dhe.ibm.com:user1): anonymous
331 Guest login ok, send any password.
230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
ftp> cd /ecc/hsb/HSDM0NDAwNjQ1XxdtgzE0Njg0MzE2NzYwNDVfb1236WR6bml2b3hwSg
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> bin
200 Type set to I.
ftp> hash
Hash mark printing on (1024 bytes/hash mark).
ftp> prompt
Interactive mode off.
ftp> ls
200 PORT command successful.
550 Arguments too long <<<< Error
ftp> mget *
550 Arguments too long <<<< Error
ftp> close
ftp> quit

Much appreciated..!

RE: 550 Arguments too long with FTP Download

Are you root?
looks like the command argument is too long so it's a limit / ulimit problem, maybe...

RE: 550 Arguments too long with FTP Download

not much you can do - the limit is on the ftp server and this depends on the os version they have.

you will probably need to do it in batches like

ls a*
ls b*
mget a*
mget b*

and sometimes even more restrictive
ls abc*

you may also be able to use wget instead of ftp -
wget ftp://dhebpdel04.boulder.ibm.com/ecc/hsb/HSDM0NDAw...*.*


Frederico Fonseca
SysSoft Integrated Ltd

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RE: 550 Arguments too long with FTP Download

Thanks People..

In "ulimit -a" only stack is not unlimited.. Cannot be increased..

Will try the wget option..


RE: 550 Arguments too long with FTP Download

It's not an IBM server problem, or it would be shouted about all over the place - and fixed by now...
What OS are you trying to download it on?

RE: 550 Arguments too long with FTP Download

AIX 7.1

RE: 550 Arguments too long with FTP Download

fredericofonseca has answered this. Do ls or dir and see what it produces. Then do several mgets.

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