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FTP: File Transfer Protocol - (non-secure)

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 tool.

The exception to that is the anonymous FTP servers the Research Computing Services Group maintains.

ftp node

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:


Claude Cantin 2010-10-24