in reply to Blues

Hello knovicki, I am also an Oracle DBA who uses perl to simplify things. While I don't know for sure what the issue is, what is the output from the following code? (I'm just looking to make sure the Net::FTP install is ok.)

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use Data::Dumper; use Net::FTP; my $ftp=Net::FTP->new('svr123', Debug => 0); print Dumper($ftp);

Update I did run your code on one of my servers, and it worked just fine (well, I used a different server and password. *Grins*)

Are you seeing svr123's banner output in the debug lines? For example, I get:

Net::FTP: Net::FTP(2.56) Net::FTP: Exporter(5.562) Net::FTP: Net::Cmd(2.18) Net::FTP: IO::Socket::INET(1.25) Net::FTP: IO::Socket(1.26) Net::FTP: IO::Handle(1.21) Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 220- Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 220-Server: <svr123> -Server Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 220-Time: Tue Sep 28 09:36:32 2004 Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 220- Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 220-"This system is for authorized busines +s use only. Under the Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 220-Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, +it is a federal crime to Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 220-obtain information from or cause damag +e to a computer used in Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 220-interstate commerce when that computer + is accessed without Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 220-authorization or in excess of authoriz +ed access. Unauthorized Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 220-use of this equipment or system is str +ictly prohibited. Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 220- Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 220 <svr123> FTP server (Revision 1.002 Ve +rsion wuftpd-2.6.1 Wed Jan 2 06:26:08 GMT 2002) ready. Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)>>> user oracle Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 331 Password required for oracle. Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)>>> PASS .... Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 230 User oracle logged in. Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)>>> CWD /tmp Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 250 CWD command successful. Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)>>> PORT <removed> Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 200 PORT command successful. Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)>>> STOR Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for + Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 226 Transfer complete. Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)>>> QUIT Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 221-You have transferred 242 bytes in 1 fi +les. Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 221-Total traffic for this session was 115 +9 bytes in 1 transfers. Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 221-Thank you for using the FTP service on + <svr123>. Net::FTP=GLOB(0x182575c)<<< 221 Goodbye.