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FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a common protocol for transferring files between computers over networks

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Accessing the root directory through Windows Explorer FTP?

How do I navigate to the root directory of a Linux FTP server through Windows Explorer? In Windows 7 (not sure about Windows XP), you can click the URL bar and type in ftp://user@hostname, which will ...
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Unable to connect to FTP server using Filezilla with router in-between

While connecting to my web server using filezilla, i am getting this error: Status: Resolving address of ftp.mysite.org.in Status: Connecting to 199.199.199.18:21... Status: Connection established, ...
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Which is better? SFTP or FTPS

I've heard it from some sources that SFTP is preferable to FTPS. If this is the case, I'm wondering why exactly.
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How do I copy a file over FTP using Ubuntu Linux?

I'm using Ubuntu Software Center 2.0.7, and I would like to copy a file from this machine over FTP. Can you please help me how to do it? I know in Windows I just open a Windows Explorer window ...
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WinSCP screws up line breaks in files – how do avoid?

I'm getting pretty sick of how WinSCP screws up line breaks. this is line 1 this is line 2 Gets turned into this is line 1 this is line 2 I could just use FileZilla for FTP and Putty for SCP (I ...
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How can I reliably transfer thousands of files from Windows 7 to OSX Lion

Lion seems to have removed FTP as an option for "Share Files" in the Sharing pane, this means I can't connect to it using a robust client like FileZilla. I have several thousand files that need to be ...
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Map ftp servers as network drives in Ubuntu Linux

I'm a new Linux user, just switched over from Windows. I've got a couple FTP servers I connect to on a regular basis through sftp. I was wondering if there was a way to, as we say in windows, map them ...
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FTP download list of absolute paths

I have a list of (a couple thousand) absolute paths to files on a remote server that I need to download to my PC. I also need the files to keep the directory structure intact for those files. ...
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Notepad++ and FTP

I've been using UltraEdit for several years now, but after upgrading to Windows 7, I decided to try out Notepad++ instead. It seems pretty similar and pretty powerful, but one of the best features of ...
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How to download files in ftp using phpstorm

I recently started connecting to my server using PHPStrom, and I can send files(upload) to the server just fine, but after having searched and searched, I can not find a way to download files from ...
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How does an FTP client set file permissions on server?

I'm currently having to use a very limited FTP client/adapter to upload some files to a remote server. I say limited, because the resulting files end up on the remote server with permissions 000 and ...
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How do I map an FTP site to my computer as a drive letter?

Is there a way of doing this automagically and reliably? I know of the feature to add an FTP site as a Network Location which then appears in My Computer, but I see no way of assigning a drive ...
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FTP BAT file - Windows Scheduled Task

Is it possible to create a scheduled task in windows, that connects to an FTP site, and downloads all the files and folders within the root directory (or specified folders in the root directory) - for ...
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FileZilla reporting “GnuTLS error -48: Key usage violation in certificate has been detected”

I get the following error when connecting to our server: GnuTLS error -48: Key usage violation in certificate has been detected. Could not connect to server This problem appeared after upgrading ...
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Do I need a ftp server daemon to be running on my Linux system to receive files via FTP?

Do I need to have a ftp server / daemon on my Linux box so that I can receive files? A use case of a system "receiving" files over FTP would be, for example, the way WordPress plugins are installed ...
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Dropbox-like web interface for an FTP server

I am looking for an open-source web-based interface that allows me to share files that reside on an ftp server. It should also be possible to a) share folders so that non-registered users with a ...
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Copy files from Mac OS 9 to Windows 7?

Today I fired up a PowerMac 9500 that's been sitting dormant for 10 years, and I want to copy the data files over to my Windows 7 system (NTFS). The Mac is running OS 9 and, after some fiddling around ...
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Encoding # in FTP user/password within URL

I am trying to access a password-protected ftp site. I have user "foo" pass "pass#1" When I enter them directly, it works. I am now trying to craft a single URL that contains the user/pass within (e....
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Sync folder with FTP in OS X

Are there any tools bundled with OS X which can assist me with automatically synchronising a folder with an FTP site? I have CyberDuck but what I am after is automation.
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What's the real security risk in VSFTPD of pasv_promiscuous=yes?

In VSFTPD, the default for pasv_promiscuous is "NO", and the man page indicates: Only enable if you know what you are doing! The only legitimate use for this is in some form of secure tunnelling ...
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Best way to transfer files from Windows to Windows via Internet

I’m looking for the best way to transfer files from my computer to another person’s computer. We both use Windows and I can use some external programs like TeamViewer for file transfers but I found ...
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FTP Plugin for Atom Editor

Is there a plugin or functionality to enable FTP and SFTP (optional) on Atom Editor? It'd be useful if I can work directly on the remote server and saving the file it'll be saved directly on the (s)...
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FTP move files/folder on remote server in FileZilla

I have a folder on my server that I want to move to a different location on that same server. I see that I can move a file/folder into a sibling folder, or up one folder, by dragging it over the "...
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What's the best way to use Filezilla's bookmarks / site manager?

I have several different sites on different servers at any given time. I'm currently using Filezilla as my ftp client, but I can't seem to figure out how the bookmarks are supposed to work. I've tried ...
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Software for Automatic Remote FTP Backup [closed]

I'm looking for software (free or paid) that could perform a weekly automatic backup to an outside server via FTP. I've looked around and all I seem to be finding is either garbage shareware or free ...
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What's the best way to find and replace text in multiple files over FTP?

How can you search and replace text in multiple files on an FTP server? Basically I need to change the Google Analytics information on a bunch of plain old HTML pages and I'm wondering if there is a ...
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chown: changing ownership not permitted, even though running as root

I managed to configure my Raspberry Pi as an FTP server with ProFTPD. The only problem is, I can´t upload and rename files and Windows Explorer says: 350 File or directory exists,ready for ...
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FTP shortcuts to another folder

How can I create shortcut from one ftp folder to another using SFTP client such as WinSCP with Putty? For example, application path is /home/primary/webapps/appication/ We have created new user with ...
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Firewall setup for Windows Server acting as FTP client

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 acting as an FTP client which needs to retrieve some files through FTP from a different device. If I turn off the firewall completely, the transfer is successful. With ...
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Uploading certain files and folders via SFTP causes names to be uppercased

I have a small set of files and folders in a directory on my computer that are causing issue. When I upload them to my web host (Dreamhost) via SFTP (using Transmit on OSX, a GUI), most files and ...
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OSX Emacs FTP Failing

I use Emacs from Bash. I use C-x C-f to FTP into servers, to work on files. From my OSX (10.6.x), I can connect to all of my servers, but one. From Ubuntu, I can connect to all of my servers, period. ...
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FTP client not working inside Docker container

I am trying to get my app functioning properly in Docker, but am having trouble with it. The app connects to a remote FTP server with PASV mode, and PUTs a file. Pretty simple and works fine without ...
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Sending files with continous hex pattern via FTP causes corruption

I'm experiencing very difficult to diagnose problem, which causes file corruption on files I'm uploading. Corruption happens to many files which contain continuous hexadecimal pattern (like thousands ...
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How to create ftp restricted user with vsftpd? (by terminal in ubuntu)

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 with vsftpd. I need to create ftp users able to access only directories like /var/www/nameDirectory. I though it was a very basic feature, but seems not... I tried to use,...
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IIS FTP Folder Access Issues (550)

I'm trying to connect to our FTP on an IIS server and I'm having issues viewing files/folders. My manager is able to connect with no issues and it's been a long time since he set it up. We added a ...
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proftpd, 530 Login Incorrect

I'm trying to set up proftpd to run some tests (not production, lab tests) and would like it to accept users and root user. According to the manual proftpd uses the system user list. However all my ...
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How can I best transfter 1.8TB of individual files using LFTP?

I've stared mirroring the files and directories on an FTP server to my external HDD using a Raspberry Pi. I used the following commands: lftp user@adress.com mirror --use-pget-n=8 / The files are ...
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GVIM hangs when saving through GVFS' FTP

I loved Gnome's Nautilus and FTP integration and being able to mount a remote FTP directory as a regular bookmark/directory, and double clicking any remote files to open in any unmodified program. I ...
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Issue with China's Great Firewall (or other odd networking issue)

We periodically deploy an application to a computer located in China (from Canada). We deploy the changes using Subversion - we're talking a ~100Mb diff. We've noticed that the speeds are good until ...
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Graphical FTP client for Ubuntu

I want a GUI-ish (and not command-line only) FTP client for Ubuntu. Any good you can recommed?
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Any good ftp client for a 9'' netbook? [closed]

I currently run FileZilla client but it's too large to fit the screen correctly. Any suggestion?
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What is an FTP client? [closed]

Could someone give me a concise description of an FTP client, what I would use one for, and give your opinion on whether one would be useful to me?
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How can I get my FTP client - Transmit - to keep the file's modified date after a transfer?

Questions says it all. I've looked in site and app prefs, but can't find anything. Seems like a no brainer for such a nice FTP app, so I gotta think I'm just missing it. Thanks.
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Connecting to FTP via the Linux command line

I need to upload files via FTP from the command line. I have this information: a URL, a username, a password, a port, and the fact that I am supposed to use passive mode. How do I upload a file given ...
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FTP or SCP file transfers without .DS_Store files

I'm searching for a way to not transfer .DS_Store files when launching FTP or SCP transfers for a directory. Is it possible to block .DS_Store files from being transferred along with the other files ...
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Why is my tar.gz file corrupt after using bash ftp to move file to a remote server?

I back the tar.gz file up on the local server, then ftp it to a remote server. If I pull it to my desktop via ftp client from the local server, the file works fine. If I pull it to my desktop via ftp ...
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How do I use a password that contains special characters with 'wget'?

My FTP password has a colon; when I do a wget with my user name and password, it keeps complaining that a "bad port number" is being used. Is there a solution? I tried the : trick but did not help.
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FTP Illegal PORT command

I've set up proftpd to use ssl/tls. Trying to connect I get an 'Illegal PORT command' Finding Host xxx.nl ... Connecting to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:21 Connected to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:21 in 0.018001 seconds, ...
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Is there any way I can check if FTP server is running on a particular server?

How to check if ftp server is running on a particular server ? For example I want to know if there is ftp server running for the IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xx. Is there any way I can get the information ? Name ...
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Is it possible to force wget to use one connection?

I'm trying to download about 20GB of data with FTP with my personal account (no scp available and tar-ing is not possible). I'm using the following standard command: wget -m ftp://user:pass@host....