[Twisted-Python] Ftp client

Andrew Bennetts andrew-twisted at puzzling.org
Wed Aug 3 08:25:52 EDT 2005

On Wed, Aug 03, 2005 at 12:22:59PM +0200, Michele Petrazzo wrote:
> I want to port my ftp client class from standard library (ftplib) to 
> twisted ftpclient. I start to work with ftpclient example and with a 
> "standard" ftp server, it work well, of course :), but I'm working on a 
> not standard server (hylafax), that not accept the standard commands, so 
> now with the standard library, every time that I want to communicate 
> with it, I send its internal commands.
> Is it possible to "translate" my very short and simple code to twisted 
> ftpclint?

Probably.  If you need to send non-standard commands, you can do that with
ftpclient.queueStringCommand("BLAH blah blah").

> However, I have already tried to modify the simple generic client 
> example "EchoClient", and it work until I make a "LIST status" request, 
> that it would have to return a short string (100-150 characters),
> because if I use passive mode (command 'PASV') I receive a 425 error, 
> and if I don't use it, I don't receive anything (I wait...).
> Can someone point me to the right direction ?

The right way is to re-use the existing FTPClient logic as much as possible,
rather than reimplementing it.

What specific problems are you having with twisted.protocols.ftp.FTPClient?


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