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This is the traditional way of transferring files with UNIX/Linux.
Since it involves using plain-text login/password combinations,
it is considered non-secure.
Many systems, including most systems managed by the Research Computing
Support Group at NRC, do not allow connections to their FTP servers using that
The exception to that is the anonymous FTP servers the Research
Computing Services Group maintains.
A connection to node will take place, and a logon name will
be required, as well as a password.
Within the ftp tool, a restricted number of commands are available: