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Old 11-22-2005, 04:22 PM   #1
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ftp through linux

Hello everyone,

I'm having some problems with a linux server of mine. I would like to move some folders from a windows server to my linux server and I dont know how.

Could someone help me log into ftp through linux, because i want to grab some folders i have from a windows servers. IF someone can tell me the commands, how to view the folders move them to my server and so on I would appreciate it

Old 11-22-2005, 04:33 PM   #2
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You could install something like vsftpd or proftpd on your linux machine and then connect to it using a gui ftp client from Windows, then transfer the files.
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Could you provide with some sort of links please? Also if you can explain the proceedure a little more too, thank you
Old 11-22-2005, 05:26 PM   #4
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for links try do a search for the apps reddazz posted. You would also be able to search for a "procedure" with google as well. Be sure to include ur distro in future questions. It helps people answer you with the correct solutions, since most distros are different.
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Whilst your googling check out Samba, it's a good way to network Linux and windows machines, you wouldn't need to bother with FTP then
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There may already be a ftp program installed in your distribution, which is it and the version number?

If so, become root:
# ls /etc/init.d | grep ftp

Suppose you get back:
Or something. /etc/init.d directory contains start/stop scripts for installed services. So, you will:
#/etc/init.d/proftpd start

Your ftp has been started. Now as reddazz suggested, open up exploder and type ftp://linux-usernmae@linux-host-or-ip and you should be able to drag and drop.

Turn off your server after you are done with it.
#/etc/init.d/proftpd stop

Go ahead and look at the services that were installed by default anyway:
# cd /etc/init.d && ls

You may even find samba or smb


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