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Old 08-18-2010, 02:28 PM   #1
rmuralidharsharma
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FTP on Centos


Hi All,

I am a real newbie to Linux and am starting to learn.



Can somebody help me oh how to use a ftp client on CENTOS. Can a client like filezilla can be installed and used on centos or is there a built in client to be used. If so how?

thanks in advance

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Old 08-18-2010, 02:44 PM   #2
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Hi,

just to clarify is this to FTP to CentOS or to FTP from a CentOS box to another machine?

It's not advisable to use FTP if traffic is being diverted over the Internet, if it's a local network it should be fine. SSHD what comes with CentOS should naturally act as SCP and SFTP server what are secure utilities that filezilla can talk to using SFTP instead of FTP. An FTP Daemon (essentially a server process that is supplying a service to other machine... in basic terms) and/or client can be installed on CentOS, I am not knowledgable on any GUI clients but there is likely already a command line utility called ftp installed... I would suggest however as a newbie a GUI solution would be best to start with.

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Old 08-18-2010, 02:48 PM   #3
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CentOS is similar(clone like) kind of OS to RH distros. you can use the vsftpd package for ftp , which comes along with the OS. Look for " rpm -qa|grep ftp" or look for package like vsftpd-1.2.1-5.i386.rpm.

vsftpd-server-x.x.x.i386.rpm kind of packages are for ftp server. You can use the client from the tty as " ftp yourserver.com".


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Old 08-18-2010, 03:57 PM   #4
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You asked about a client. The generic ftp client is installed in the base system. Just got to a command prompt and type "ftp <hostname>".
 
Old 08-18-2010, 11:47 PM   #5
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Thank you very much everybody for the suggestions quick response.

For r3sistance reply - I am trying to do a ftp from centos to a windows machine and it is a LAN, no internet involved.


Will try out the suggestions tomorrow and let you guys know


Regards
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:59 PM   #6
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If the IP's of the CentOS and Windows are in the same network , and if both of them are in same subnet , then it must work . You need to check the connectivity between both the systems using ping or other tools , if you have problems with ftp .
 
Old 08-20-2010, 01:52 PM   #7
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This of course does assume that the Windows box in question does have an FTP server... It doesn't have one unless you installed one.
 
Old 08-20-2010, 02:44 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dreamgear View Post
This of course does assume that the Windows box in question does have an FTP server... It doesn't have one unless you installed one.
and on that note you may be required to open some ports on your firewall. not sure if XP allows incoming unsolicited FTP traffic.
 
Old 08-20-2010, 11:49 PM   #9
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if you want to access ftp from graphic you can use gftp
 
Old 08-22-2010, 12:33 AM   #10
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Thanks for ue suggestions guys. I want to know how can I ftp from a linux machine. If gftp is the answer I'll give a try and let you know.


The reason I mentioned the client was, filezilla is a cool clint for windows and I was wondering if I can use a similar client which is easy and user friendly, in Linux.


Thanks anyways for all the suggestions. This forum rocks, as usual

Regards
 
Old 08-23-2010, 01:27 AM   #11
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You can use filezilla as a client on Linux, but as above, you have to ensure the MS box is running an FTP Server service and there are no firewall issues.
 
  


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