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Error in Toolbox FTP

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Error in Toolbox FTP

Postby PaulMy » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:03 am

I have Toolbox FTP upload my B-L Sunrecorder Today.png image every 5 minutes for my main webpage, along with once a day for the Days30.png image. This has worked well for over a year until recently I've gotten a Toolbox Error - File upload failed - Unable to write to the Transport connection: An existing connection was forceibly closed by the remote host. After a couple of these errors then Toolbox times out and then no image shown on my site. This has happened twice today. A shut down and restart of Toolbox starts the FTP again.

I called my host GoDaddy and they are not aware of any issue there except that they are no longer supporting PHP4 and they suggest that Toolbox may have some PHP4 code in script that causes the error. GoDaddy says they discontinued PHP4 support in the last couple months but my errors have only began to occur in last few days. Anyone else have this experience, and any suggestions as an alternate for regular FTP?

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Re: Error in Toolbox FTP

Postby steve » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:30 am

Toolbox doesn't have any PHP code in it, it's a desktop .net application, and PHP is nothing to do with FTP, I'm amazed that they even suggested that, how could they not know what FTP is? It looks like a problem at the server end.

As an alternative, could you get Cumulus to upload the today.png file when it uploads your other files, and (as Cumulus doesn't currently have a once-a-day configurable ftp) use the facility to run an external program after midnight to do the days30.png image? There's an example in the wiki of doing secure ftp using the 'external program' facility, but the same priniciple applies to normal ftp.
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Re: Error in Toolbox FTP

Postby PaulMy » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:08 pm

Thanks Steve, I will look at using the regular Cumulus upload as an alternate.

Paul


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