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Thank You for the replies.
@Richard Cranium: Unfortunately there is no lftp on machine B, so I think there is no way to get this method to work for my problem
@acid_kewpie: I read the tutorial, but I can only use the command line. And the explanation for the command line there is vague, could you provide some sample commands?
If the ftp client on B can write to stdout you could probably do the equivalent of the ssh tar pipe
ssh user@B 'tar zcf - stuff' | tar zxf -
from A, but instead of tar, run the remote ftp process and pipe it a local cat or something pointing into a file, or leave the tar's and add an ftp in the remote command in front of and piping into the tar