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can we create FTP connection using command prompt with the help of IP address???

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You've not told us your operating system, but on Windows you can use the bundled command-line utility ftp to do this. Documentation is here.

On most Unix-based OSes, there is also a utility called ftp, documentation can be found by using man ftp or by reading this.

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Of course, you can use ftp.exe from the command prompt (located at C:\Windows\System32\ftp.exe).

For example:

ftp ftp.gnu.org

and

ftp 140.186.70.20

both work.

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Built in? Hardly. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jan 8 '11 at 13:04
    
Its a command line program that ships with Windows, to be exact. –  John T Jan 8 '11 at 13:06
    
Shouldn't that be 'bundled', rather than 'built in' then? ;) –  Matthieu Cartier Jan 8 '11 at 13:08
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I smell an antitrust lawsuit! –  ta.speot.is Jan 8 '11 at 13:14
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Most ftp clients support interactive commands, if that's what you mean. You can load the ftp program and then choose an IP destination, authenticate, and so on:

$ ftp
ftp> open 198.232.168.117
220 (ftp.sun.com:mfe): anonymous
331 Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as password.
Password: xxxxx
230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
ftp>

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