In the ftp message system, messages are stored in directories under a root directory on an ftp host. The ftp host and the root directory are specified by message system control parameters held in the registry or initialization file, and the address of each user is the subdirectory where their messages are held.
For a list of operating systems for which ftp is supported, see the SQL Remote for SQL Anywhere table in SQL Anywhere 10.0.1 Components by Platform.
The ftp message system uses the following control parameters:
encode_dll If you have implemented a custom encoding scheme, you must set this to the full path of the custom encoding DLL that you created.
host The host name of the computer where the messages are stored. This can be a host name (such as ftp.ianywhere.com) or an IP address (such as 126.96.36.199).
user The user name for accessing the ftp host.
password The password for accessing the ftp host.
root_directory The root directory within the ftp host site, under which the messages are stored.
port Usually not required. This is the IP port number used for the Ftp connection.
debug This is set to either YES or NO, with the default being NO. When set to YES, debugging output is displayed.
active_mode This is set to either YES or NO, with the default being NO (passive mode).
reconnect_retries The number of times the link should try to open a socket with the server before failing. The default value is 4. The setting of this parameter only affects reconnects. The initial connection made by the FTP link is not affected.
reconnect_pause The time in seconds to pause between each connection attempt. The default setting is 30 seconds. The setting of this parameter only affects reconnects. The initial connection made by the FTP link is not affected.
suppress_dialogs If set to true, the Connect dialog does not appear after failed attempts to connect to the FTP server. Instead, an error is generated.
invalid_extensions A comma-separated list of file extensions that you do not want dbremote to use when generating files in the messaging system.
Troubleshooting ftp problems