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Old 06-08-2006, 02:59 PM   #1
comptech520
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GNUftp Questions


Hello,

I was told that it is easier to use gnu ftp than it is to use the ftp provided to linux.

I have an FTP backup server that can only be accessed internally, so I can't access it with WS FTP.

Do you have any advice on what I should do?

Where can I get gnu ftp?

How do I install it?

Thanks
 
Old 06-08-2006, 04:08 PM   #2
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I don't know about gnu FTP but, assuming that you're after an FTP client which runs under KDE or Gnome, rather than at the command line, I strongly recommend gFTP. It is included in Mandriva and Debian distros. I don't know about others.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 05:03 AM   #3
Wim Sturkenboom
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Your question is not very clear. What do you need to do? FTP files from/to a client to a server. What clients (OS)? What server (OS)?
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Originally Posted by comptech520
I was told that it is easier to use gnu ftp than it is to use the ftp provided to linux.
You're talking about the clinets now. It's commandline versus gui. Use whatever you prefer; I usually use the commandline one, even under Windows. And yes, well designed gui apps can be easier to use as you don't have to figure out commands. However, one day you will find a machine without GUI.
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Originally Posted by comptech520
I have an FTP backup server that can only be accessed internally, so I can't access it with WS FTP.
Please explain what you mean by 'internally'. From the machine itself? In that case, ftp does not make much sense to me.
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Originally Posted by comptech520
Where can I get gnu ftp?
How do I install it?
google for gnu ftp
 
Old 06-09-2006, 05:31 AM   #4
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For large and automated FTP backups, I suggest using a tool like wget.
For manual FTP downloads or uploads, gFTP or regular ftp will do.

If you want encrypted connections, try looking into sftp and scp.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 07:04 AM   #5
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You can use your web browser to do ftp by replacing http with ftp and fill in the ftp address. Then right click on the links and "Save Link As".

This method works as long as you don't need to login to the ftp server. To do that use this format "ftp://usernameassword the ftp address" not very secure, but ftp isn't very secure any way, unless you use sftp etc as above.

Apologies if this is well below what you are trying to acheive.
Have fun.

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