FTP server in rebol?
Any way to implement FTP functionality as a server in pure rebol code?
posted by: Danie 18-Feb-2016/5:38:21-8:00
Do you mean replacing the ftp "demon" that runs on the server, with a REBOL program that does the same stuff?
AIX5:prod:/u01=>ps -ef | grep ftp
prod 29094 34020 1 08:33:02 pts/10 0:00 grep ftp
prod 34816 9546 0 Jan 09 - 0:00 ftpd
prod 39800 9546 0 08:23:50 - 0:00 ftpd
posted by: Steven White 18-Feb-2016/9:58:35-8:00
Steve, I want a tool like the Fileserver script, to allow someone to use a cheap hosting account for FTP purposes. Sort of what to build a messaging app and see how far I can push it. Seeing that red is soon going to have io capabilities.
Is it in any way possible?
posted by: Danie 19-Feb-2016/1:28:04-8:00
you can call a command line FTP app and script it from REBOL, using 'call
posted by: Nick 20-Feb-2016/16:10:08-8:00
Depending on your needs, the better solution is most likely to not to use FTP at all. If you're building a messaging app, FTP probably shouldn't be needed. Building an application on a server which you have control of, you can connect to Rebol directly over TCP, and directly send messages, files, etc., and create a file server for browsers, etc. Most of those things just require a few lines of code.
posted by: Nick 22-Feb-2016/10:57:53-8:00