Colin’s IT, Security and Working Life blog

December 4, 2009

FTP Test

Filed under: Programs and Scripts — chaplic @ 4:11 pm

 

FTPTest is a small application for testing the reliability of FTP servers. You supply it with a file, how many times you want the upload the file and it does the rest.  I wrote it to test the most horrible problem to fix – an intermittent fault.

If your source file was test.txt and you selected to upload to times, you would get testn.txt on the remote FTP server, where n is an increasing number

FTPTest is configured via a small INI file, simply edit this in notepad or similar:

#host – address of FTP server
host=www.ftp.com

#directory – what directory to change to after login
directory=

#username – what user to login as
username=aaa

#password – what password to use
password=xx

#origfile – what file to upload. This is copied to
# filenameN where N is an incrementing number depending on howmany
origfile=c:\perlprog\anotherdesk.jpg

#howmany – number of repetitions of upload
howmany=10

To download the program, click on this link. Be sure to get in touch to say hello if you find it of use!

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