Exchanging Files with Linux/Unix Hosts Using ftp

Sometimes you need to transfer files over the network between two computer systems. The command traditionally used to transfer files between two Linux or Unix systems is ftp, which stands for file transfer protocol.

As with remote logins, you can use an ftp client only with systems that allow incoming ftp connections with an ftp server. If you find, while following the instructions in this section, that your connect attempts fail with an error message, it is likely that the remote system does not accept file transfer protocol connections.

Starting ftp and Logging In

Full use of the ftp command also requires that you connect to a remote system and then log in with an account and password; you thus ...

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