Ahh, but an ftp libname option *could* be implemented as a SEQUENTIAL
library, just like using SAS libraries on tape...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Hamilton" <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: Access remote SAS lib. w/o CONNECT?
> "Peetie Wheatstraw" <peetie_wheatstraw@LYCOS.COM> wrote:
> >Michael Raithel wrote:
> >> > ................ The only other alternatives I can think of,
> >> > require you to be able to address the unix file system
> >> > directly from the windows file system.
> >True or false: 'filename xx ftp ...' does this very nicely
> >for flat files. Is it possible that we don't have 'libname
> >xx ftp' primarily so SI can sell more 'connect' licenses?
> In this case I think it's a technical restriction. Native SAS
> libraries require direct (random) access, and FTP is sequential access
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