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I am using the Putty psftp client to connect to the Tectia 6.3 SSH server running on z/os.

My current directory is /u/myid and I am tring to download an HFS file named "test".

The command "get test test.local" works fine, but when I try to use ftadv options I cannot get the download to work.

For example "get /ftadv:X=text/test test.local" fails with the following error msg: "/ftadv:X=text/____u/myid/test: open for read: no such file or directory".

I tried many variations on the file name, but I can't figure out how to download the HFS file if I specify any ftadv options. (I can download MVS files using ftadv with no problem)

What name format do I need to use to download an HFS file when including ftadv options?

Thank you in advance, Mark

asked Apr 28 '15 at 00:59

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Hi Mark,

PuTTY and some other third-party (that is, not Tectia) clients interpret the initial '/' in the file transfer advice string as an absolute path, breaking the behavior with Tectia SSH Server for z/OS 6.3.

The issue was fixed for Tectia SSH Server for z/OS 6.4.4.

If you are not able to upgrade to 6.4.4 or later (the latest release is 6.4.10), you can opt for one of the following workarounds (I hope at least one of them is somehow feasible for you):

  • Transfer HFS files without ftadv and convert the files on the client side using capable conversion utilities.
  • Use Tectia Client 6.3 instead of PuTTY.
  • Use the Cygwin installed OpenSSH sftp (our QA tested it with the latest version 6.8p1).

answered Apr 28 '15 at 18:20

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SSH doc ♦♦

Thank you. Eventually we will upgrade the server. For now I will see if I can get the Tectia client installed on my PC.

(Apr 30 '15 at 23:36) mhecht mhecht's gravatar image
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