Net::FTP.new silently failing in block form

Hi all,

Ruby 1.8.5

I’m hitting some odd behavior with Net::FTP.new. I’m connecting to a
Win2k3 server (running IIS 6, if that matters). The directory style is
set to “UNIX”, and the ftp server is in passive mode.

I’m trying to “put” a simple text file. When I use the block form of
FTP.new nothing happens. No error, but the text file is not ftp’d to
the remote machine. When I use the non-block form, everything works
fine.

Sampe script:

This fails

require “net/ftp”
include Net

file = “test.txt”

FTP.new(host){ |ftp|
ftp.passive = true
ftp.login(user, pass)
ftp.chdir(dir)
ftp.put(file)
}

However, this snippet works just fine:

ftp = FTP.new(host)
ftp.passive = true
ftp.login(user, pass)
ftp.chdir(dir)
ftp.put(file)
ftp.close

Note that the “ftp.passive = true” had no effect one way or another.
Looking at the source code for Net::FTP revealed nothing out of the
ordinary. I ran the same script from both a Linux machine and a
Windows XP box and got the same behavior, so I don’t think it’s a line
ending issue.

Has anyone seen this before?

Thanks,

Dan

“D” == Daniel B. [email protected] writes:

D> FTP.new(host){ |ftp|
^^^
open

D> ftp.passive = true

Guy Decoux

ts wrote:

“D” == Daniel B. [email protected] writes:

D> FTP.new(host){ |ftp|
^^^
open

D> ftp.passive = true

You’re right, that does work. But, based on the source, why would that
make a difference? I mean, FTP.open just calls FTP.new internally,
right? The only difference seems to be that FTP.open requires a host
name.

Oh, well. I’ll just use FTP.open from now on. :slight_smile:

Regards,

Dan

“D” == Daniel B. [email protected] writes:

D> You’re right, that does work. But, based on the source, why would
that
D> make a difference? I mean, FTP.open just calls FTP.new internally,
D> right? The only difference seems to be that FTP.open requires a host
D> name.

We don’t have the same source

def FTP.open(host, user = nil, passwd = nil, acct = nil)
  if block_given?

^^^^^^^^^^^^

    ftp = new(host, user, passwd, acct)
    begin
      yield ftp

^^^^^^^^^

    ensure
      ftp.close
    end
  else
    new(host, user, passwd, acct)
  end
end

Guy Decoux

Daniel B. wrote:

the remote machine. When I use the non-block form, everything works
FTP.new(host){ |ftp|
ftp.login(user, pass)
ftp.chdir(dir)
ftp.put(file)
ftp.close

Note that the “ftp.passive = true” had no effect one way or another.
Looking at the source code for Net::FTP revealed nothing out of the
ordinary. I ran the same script from both a Linux machine and a
Windows XP box and got the same behavior, so I don’t think it’s a line
ending issue.

I looked at ruby-doc.org and it looks like new does not take an optional
block whereas open does.

Jamey

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Jamey C. wrote:

FTP.new nothing happens. No error, but the text file is not ftp’d to

ftp.passive = true

I looked at ruby-doc.org and it looks like new does not take an optional
block whereas open does.

Jamey

Oh, you’re right!

/me slaps self.

Thanks Jamey and Guy.

  • Dan

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