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Is there a way to ftp downloads directly to Unix servers


I have about 1g of Veritas SF to download - which then has to be transferred from my laptop to a server. Is there a "generic" ftp login which would allow me to ftp directly to the server (which would serveral hours of transfer time)
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Depends on what you are

Depends on what you are looking to download.

For full installs, i.e., x.0 and x.y releases as well as most x.y.z and x.yMPz releases, those come from Symantec download sites - FileConnect or TrialWare -- which are http-based.

For rolling patches, point patches, etc., you can find and pick the patch via http on your laptop at the VOS site:
https://vos.symantec.com/patch/matrix

then use the ftp location of the patch selected to go directly to your sever. For example,
ftp://ftp.veritas.com/pub/support/patchcentral/Linux/5.0_MP3/vm/vm-sles10_x86_64-5.0MP3RP3-patches.tar.gz

Scott

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Depends on what you are

Depends on what you are looking to download.

For full installs, i.e., x.0 and x.y releases as well as most x.y.z and x.yMPz releases, those come from Symantec download sites - FileConnect or TrialWare -- which are http-based.

For rolling patches, point patches, etc., you can find and pick the patch via http on your laptop at the VOS site:
https://vos.symantec.com/patch/matrix

then use the ftp location of the patch selected to go directly to your sever. For example,
ftp://ftp.veritas.com/pub/support/patchcentral/Linux/5.0_MP3/vm/vm-sles10_x86_64-5.0MP3RP3-patches.tar.gz

Scott

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it is highly doable

you can save the downloaded file directly to the unix server by using ftp://<unix_server_ip>/<path> without saving a copy on your laptop provided that you have ftp service running on unix server. However, saving a copy is highly preferred. scp is also recommended over ftp.