Download from FTP site failing

(imported topic written by SystemAdmin)

Greeting,

I am trying to download a file from an internal FTP site. I fails every time. So, I tried to grab the example from the “BigFix Action Language Reference”. When I put his in the action script:

download now as intro.txt ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/readme.txt

This simple example fails. The following is in the logs

At 16:48:52 -0400 - opsite7 (http://SVRP00016FB4.us.ups.com:52311/cgi-bin/bfgather.exe/opsite7)

Relevant - Custom Action (fixlet:51079)

At 16:48:52 -0400 -

ActionLogMessage: (action 51079) Action signature verified

At 16:48:53 -0400 -

ActionLogMessage: (action 51079) starting action

At 16:48:53 -0400 - actionsite (http://SVRP00016FB4.us.ups.com:52311/cgi-bin/bfgather.exe/actionsite)

Command started - download now as intro.txt ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/readme.txt (fixlet 51079)

At 16:48:58 -0400 -

Report posted successfully.

At 16:48:59 -0400 - actionsite (http://SVRP00016FB4.us.ups.com:52311/cgi-bin/bfgather.exe/actionsite)

Command failed (Can’t download file 'Invalid URL.

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/readme.txt’) download now as intro.txt ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/readme.txt (fixlet 51079)

At 16:48:59 -0400 -

ActionLogMessage: (action 51079) ending action

Does this function still work in 8.2.1175? Any Ideas?