If you are able to SSH in, you can use a console based file trasnfer utility such as wget, or use a console based webbrowser such as links which includes a functional download manager.
If you would like to transfer files from your home pc to remote server, yeah you can setup an ftp, though in fact ssh already provide file transfer capability.
You can use scp to transfer files directly or sftp, which IIRC is enabled by default in most distros.
For scp you can use the pscp.exe tool that comes with Putty, the syntax goes something like this (you need to use it on a command prompt):
pscp <source> <destination>
source and destination can be both a remote location or local, for remote you use user@remotehost:/path/to/file
So for example if I want to transfer a file called c:\myfile.doc to /home/user1 on the remote server 10.0.0.1 , I can do
pscp c:\myfile.doc email@example.com:/home/user1
For sftp there's psftp.exe, the usage is pretty much the same as a standard command line ftp client
Last edited by Demonbane; 03-12-2004 at 12:29 AM.