I need to transfer a tar.gz file from RHEL5 to IBM AIX... The IBM AIX does not have scp and I dont think, I could install, as I am just using the system for temporary purposes. Is there an alternative for that.. In most of the forums I read, they talk about ftp, but I cannot ftp from the AIX server to Linux system either... Do I need to have some kinda thing running on my linux system for the AIX server to ftp? I am ftping the IPADDR, like ftp . If there are any other alternative please let me know. Thanks.
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You can transfer files with netcat. It usually is present on most nix like systems.
On the system with file you need to execute
On the receiver:
To be able to ftp into the Linux server, you need an FTP server running on it.
You can also try transferring over HTTP if you have a HTTP client on IBM AIX. You will have to run a HTTP server on Linux and serve the file you want to download.
Or just over netcat.
Bear in mind that all these ways (unlike rsync) can't guarantee file integrity, so I suggest to check it manually after you succeed to transfer the file.