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Author Topic: IDEA: HTTP to FTP downloader  (Read 11129 times)

alien

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IDEA: HTTP to FTP downloader
« on: April 30, 2005, 02:47:23 PM »
I mean something like FXP client, but intended for file transfer from web to FTP server (AFAIK it'll have to emulate FTP server requests). GUI not really matters =)
Thanks in advance! 
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Re: IDEA: HTTP to FTP downloader
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2005, 07:41:17 AM »
this sounds a bit involved for a snack.
one could use some components to make pretty quickly a program that downloaded a specific single file from a web site and then ftp'd it to an ftp account, when launched..  but im not sure if that would be useful.  maybe you could tell us a bit more about how you would want to use it, and more details..

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Re: IDEA: HTTP to FTP downloader
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2005, 01:21:41 PM »
one could use some components to make pretty quickly a program that downloaded a specific single file from a web site and then ftp'd it to an ftp account, when launched.. but im not sure if that would be useful. maybe you could tell us a bit more about how you would want to use it, and more details..

No, that sort of thing i could script myself...
I need some kind of *request proxy* that will download files directly to specified ftp server
it will have to send a GET HTTP request and emulate FTP server requests to download files to server
I need this kind of client to d/l some big temporary files to my remote hosting, cause i don't have broadband and shell access to host

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Re: IDEA: HTTP to FTP downloader
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2005, 01:50:54 PM »
sounds interesting and if you find something id like to know about it; im gonna mark this with a thumb now though since i think its outside snackability range.

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Re: IDEA: HTTP to FTP downloader
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2006, 02:23:38 AM »
I think you're describing wget.  Available in most linux distros and as a win32 binary, I am prety sure it will handle ftp PUTs aswell as http GETs.

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Re: IDEA: HTTP to FTP downloader
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2007, 12:19:53 AM »
Very late reply but... do you mean a program that will fetch files from an http to your webspace without going through your pc (and bandwidth) first?  Because my brother made me one of those.

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Re: IDEA: HTTP to FTP downloader
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2007, 12:40:13 AM »
emm, yes that's exactly the idea.

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Re: IDEA: HTTP to FTP downloader
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2007, 11:18:54 AM »
Quote from: alien

I need this kind of client to d/l some big temporary files to my remote hosting, cause i don't have broadband and shell access to host


When you say "remote hosting", you are talking about a standard web host?

Perhaps it could be solved completely on the web server side. You could just have a script on the web server that downloads a file from the web and saves it directly on the server.

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Re: IDEA: HTTP to FTP downloader
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2007, 11:39:57 AM »
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Perhaps it could be solved completely on the web server side. You could just have a script on the web server that downloads a file from the web and saves it directly on the server.

exactly, the idea is a combination of a script on the server, listening for instructions, and a browser plugin maybe, that would let you right click on a link and instruct your server script to download the chosen file.

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Re: IDEA: HTTP to FTP downloader
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2007, 12:14:00 PM »
The problem is, without any sort of shell access, how do you get the server to perform the operation in the background?  Most server side scripting configurations are set to automatically time out after only a few minutes execution time -- and snagging big files would almost certainly time out.

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Re: IDEA: HTTP to FTP downloader
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2007, 12:37:48 PM »
yes this is something you need to have the server running a kind of daemon, which would require shell access.