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Apr 21, 2007 at 11:29 AM

General understanding of ABAP and FTP



i have some trouble understanding how SAP handles FTP. My current understanding is, that ABAP calls an RFC-Destination which handles the actual connection (had a look at program RSFTP002). My setup is the following:

+--- SAP ERP 2005 UNIX  ---+        + WinXP +
+-----+        +-----------+        +-------+
|ABAP-| <----> |RFC-       | <----> |FTP-   |
|Prog |        |Destination|        |Server |
+-----+        +-----------+        +-------+ 

The RFC-Destination I use is the auto-generated SAPFTPA (starts prgramm sapftp).

I am not able to connect to the Windows-FTP-Server, because SAP sends weird passwords. My Windows-FTP-Server doesn't understand encrypted passwords. I dont't understand why RSFTP002 uses HTTP_SCRAMBLE to encrypt the ftp-password. How do I manage to send unencrypted passwords to my FTP-Server ?