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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.
Last edited by r3sistance; 08-18-2010 at 02:49 PM.
Reason: Daemon explanation
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".
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 .