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Quick way to see if an ftp site is up (automated)? (3 posts)

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  • Started 20 years ago by Wes
  • Latest reply 20 years ago from Wes
  • Wes Member

    Using applescript/os9, is there a way to get Fetch to ping or check an ftp site to see if it is up or down before sending files?

    fyi: I have an applescript that runs every hour to send files out an FTP site. The site goes down alot during deadline.


    Posted 20 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You can use a try block in an AppleScript, something like this:

    tell application "Fetch 4.0.3"
    open url "ftp://userid :password@server/"
    close transfer window 1
    display dialog "The server is up"
    on error
    display dialog "The server is down"
    end try
    end tell

    Does that help?


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by JimMatthews (edited 06-26-2003).]

    Posted 20 years ago #

  • Wes Member

    It pains me that it was that simple.

    Thanks again for your help.


    Posted 20 years ago #

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