Using FTP

File Transfer Protocol—or FTP—is one of the most popular (and speediest) means of transferring files between systems. Since FTP client programs are available for every operating system, it's pretty much the closest thing to a universal file transportation mechanism.

Red Hat Linux 6 ships with an FTP server called Wu-ftpd. If you need to provide remote FTP access to your Linux server, Wu-ftpd will allow you to do this.

It is quite likely that Wu-ftpd is already installed on your system, although this depends on the kind of installation you selected and the packages you chose. (Wu-ftpd is part of the default server installation.) If it is not present on your system, use Gnome RPM, as explained in Chapters 2 and 3, to install it from the ...

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