On Wed, 24 Jan 2007, S. Robert James wrote:

>
> ara.t.how... / noaa.gov wrote:
>> can you ftp to the host using the command line 'ftp' program of either windows
>> or linux?
>
> Yes!  Sorry for not stating that.  This is a pure ruby issue - ftp in
> general works fine in all situations.  Also, even with Ruby, this bug
> does not happen 100% of the time.  (I haven't tested enough to know
> what determines it, but I do know that even for the same (host, user,
> pw) it will sometimes work and sometimes not.)
>

bummer.  that would have been the easy answer ;-(

> I should add that the app in question makes a large number of ftp
> connections to the host, one after the other.  (I don't think it caches
> them.)  Perhaps that is somehow related...

can you make the connection shared and mutex access to it?

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