Number: 458

Date:  2-Apr-84 12':26':56

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: Can''t COPYFILE to protected directory --- even if password given!

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Status: Closed

In/By: Harmony

Problem Type: Bug

Impact: Serious

Difficulty: Easy

Frequency: Intermittent

Priority: Hopefully

System: Communications

Subsystem: PUP Protocols



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[Date': 12 Apr 84 11':10 PST'
Subject': Re': AR 458': Can''t COPYFILE to protected directory'
Now fixed.]'
["Sannella" "16-Aug-84 10':23':05" Attn': Status':(Fixed->Closed) In/By':]

Description: '
Jonl first ran accross this problem trying to COPYFILE something from <lispcore>library> to <lisp>library>.  Lisp asks you for the connect password for lisp, and then it breaks with "FILE WON''T OPEN': {phylum}<lisp>...".  This is very strange because you can MAKEFILE to the directory (after giving the password).  Perhaps COPYFILE is not passing the password info correctly?'
Date':  2 APR 84 17':57 PST'
From': JONL.PA'
Subject': earlier troubles with COPYFILE'
To':   LispSupport'
cc':   vanMelle'
Date':  8 MAR 84 19':33 PST'
From': ROACH.PA'
Subject': Re': <Lisp> directory'
To':   masinter, LispCore↑'
cc':   ROACH'
In response to the message sent   8 Mar 84 15':47 PST from'
     There is no way to PUPFTP to <LISP> from MAXC.  COPYFILE & RENAMEFILE'
to <LISP> do not seem to work, even if you give the password, and there'
is no remembering of the password you give.  The only way to get anything'
done is by CHATing to PHYLUM and going through 3 times as many motions as'
normal plus knowing or being able to find the right password.'
Date':  2 Apr 84 12':53 PST'
Subject': Re': AR 458': Can''t COPYFILE to protected directory --- even if password given!'
In-reply-to': LispSupport''s message of 2 Apr 84 12':29':24 PST (Monday)'
To': LispSupport.PA'
cc':, jonl.PA'
This is a pupftp bug on my list to fix.'


Test Case: 

Edit-By: Sannella

Edit-Date: 16-Aug-84 10':23':06