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 Supported platforms.
The FTP message system uses the following control parameters:
host The host name of the computer where the FTP server is running. This parameter can be a host name (such as FTP.ianywhere.com) or an IP address (such as 184.108.40.206).
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 The IP port number used for the FTP connection. This parameter is usually not required.
debug This parameter is set either to YES or NO. The default is NO. When set to YES, debugging output is displayed.
active_mode This parameter is set either to YES or NO. The default is 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. When you set this parameter, only reconnections are affected. 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. When you set this parameter, only reconnections are affected. The initial connection made by the FTP link is not affected.
suppress_dialogs This parameter is set to TRUE or FALSE. If set to TRUE, the Connect window 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.
encode_dll If you have implemented a custom encoding scheme, you must set this parameter to the full path of the custom encoding DLL that you created.
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