Connecting via DOS FTP

You can use the basic ftp program included with DOS on your PC. As with telnet, go under "Start->Run" and type "C:\WINDOWS\ftp.exe". A new ftp window will open. To connect, type "open hostname.com" (where hostname is the host you want to connect to.) Type your username and password where prompted. You can then use "put filename" to put files into your directory. You can also issue chmod commands by doing "quote SITE chmod 755 filename.cgi":

DOS ftp isn't very user-friendly, though, and you may want to try one of these other graphical FTP clients:

These clients allow you to browse files on your PC and on the remote host in a familiar windows-based directory listing. See the documentation for each client for more information on connecting and uploading files with that client.

 


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