LFTP and podaac drive

LFTP and podaac drive

Postby alexfore » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:58 pm

I've been using LFTP to mirror things for many protocols. It doesn't work right with PODAAC drive:
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lftp -u USER,PASSWORD https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files
cd /drive/files/OceanWinds/ascat/preview/L2/metop_a/25km/2019/
mirror -c

You'll see it downloads every directory as a file. The HTTPS podaac drive interface doesn't seem to be fully standards compliant is what I think is going on.
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Re: LFTP and podaac drive

Postby alexfore » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:09 am

Anyways the only acceptable option I have found is to use rclone:


wget makes too much junk, curl is flakey, lftp doesn't work right, and I need to do things in user space (no webdav mounts)
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Re: LFTP and podaac drive

Postby podaac » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:37 pm

Thank you for your feedback.

We are currently looking into this issue and will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued patience.
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Re: LFTP and podaac drive

Postby jroberts » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:08 am

Are there any updates to accessing the drive via LFTP? I've also used LFTP for many years to handle downloads across numerous protocols (including HTTPS).

I am using the latest LFTP (4.8.4, CentOS x86_64)). Any connection attempt results in:
cd: Access failed: 401 Unauthorized (/drive/files)

I know that LFTP allows you to set a number of options ... perhaps something needs to be set in the ~/.lftp/rc file to allow the connection to be made??

However, I can use wget (with user/pass) to download directly from the drive so Im fairly sure Im using the correct information. But, Im having separate issues with wget and recursively downloading.

Any advice is welcome!
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