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AIX won't recognize *.csv files: W2K PC

By tmcgee ·
I'm running IBM RS6000 with AIX OS. I have seven PC's running Windows 2000. All computers are visible and assessible in Network Neighborhood. But, I cannot save *csv files(in MSWord) to the IBM RS6000 from a PC. I can't move a saved file via Network Neighborhood, Explorer, My Computer, etc. I can transfer the file using FTP-Win, but the file permissions are somehow changed to read only (-rw-r-----)and I can't process the file in any way. I have to go into root, access the directory, and execute command:<# chmod 777 *> to change the permissions to (rwxrwxrwxrwx) so I can load the file into the database. What can I do to allow saving a file from a PC to the IBM RS6000 with full read/write permissions?

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by cpfeiffe In reply to AIX won't recognize *.csv ...

The permissions for ftp are set by the umask of the user that logs in via ftp. You can set specific ftp permissions by using an /etc/default/ftpd file to list a line that sets the umask. This is a quick way to at least get that part working a little bit better. In the mean time you should install samba (freeware utility that makes a file system appear as CIFS so it can be accessed by anyone) on the AIX server. Use Samba to share the directory. Once it is shared out you should be able to access it from Network Neighborhood (if you chose domain level security). If you choose user level security you may need to mount the file system on each W2K machine. It all depends on your environment. You can find samba at

Good luck.

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