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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

How to download password protected patch from updates.oracle.com

Akhilesh asked me this question today. A metalink search revealed note 731257.1 which has the details. In short before issuing the get command you are required to issue the command site protected .

In fact if you directly issue the get command you get the error message which says the same:

ftp> bin
g200 TYPE changed to I.
ftp> et p8995444_11i_d.zip
200 PORT command OK.
550-File or directory not found.
550-This is a password protected patch.
550-Enter the password with site command:
550-quote site protected
550 Then get the patch again.

After issuing the site protected command it worked

ftp> site protected V5pIHQqk
200 The password was received successfully.
ftp> get p8995444_11i_d.zip
200 PORT command OK.
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for file p8995444_11i_d.zip.

It worked with quote site protected command also:

ftp> quote site protected V5pIHQqk
200 The password was received successfully.
ftp> get p8995444_11i_d.zip
200 PORT command OK.
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for file p8995444_11i_d.zip.

This is of limited use now as Oracle is decomissioning their ftp service and you'll need to use wget and URL from the patch download button in new metalink.

2 comments:

yaseen said...

Hi Mr.Vikram,

After new metalink

FTP updates.oracle.com not working.

Getting message
"" Connection closed by remote host. ""

Any other option to download patch from FTP

Thanks
Yaseen AR

Vikram Das said...

Hi Yaseen,

I have just posted an article about the replacement of ftp to updates.oracle.com

http://oracleappstechnology.blogspot.com/2010/04/updatesoraclecom-replacement.html

- Vikram