I just discovered that Redhat 9 Linux and Windows XP both come with a FTP Server service and all you have to do is make sure they are installed, enabled, and configured (if needed).
The cool part is the client side. You can access the FTP Servers using your Web browsers in either OS...
A popular method for accessing FTP servers is to use an Internet browser. The browsers offer a limited service which typically only allows a user to connect to an FTP server as a guest (anonymous) user and to download files. The user must supply the browser with the URL of the FTP server; e.g. ftp://ftp.hp.com/
Browser software simplifies the FTP process, by automatically logging a user onto the FTP server with the username of Ďanonymousí and a standard password using an Internet mail address.
You can navigate the directory structure by automatically listing the directories and files as hypertext links. You can open the content of the directory by clicking on a directory hyperlink, and you can download or open the file by clicking on a file hyperlink.
You cannot typically upload files from a client to a server using browser software.
The URL used to connect to the FTP site can also include a user name and password if authentication is required. The syntax is as follows:
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