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RE: Windows FTP [7:80835] posted 12/15/2003
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right-click > save as...

It works pretty well for transfers as long as your not in a hurry.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Priscilla Oppenheimer [mailto:nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 10:36 AM
> To: cisco@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: Windows FTP [7:80835]
> 
> 
> brian wrote:
> > 
> > Most recent Internet Explorers has a built in FTP client that
> > supports PASV
> > FTP.
> > You just need to turn on the passive option
> > 
> > Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Use Passive FTP
> > 
> > And then ftp://user:password@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx from the
> > address bar of
> > your browser.
> 
> But that's for viewing text that happens to be on an FTP 
> server. He wanted
> to use FTP for what it was intended: getting and putting 
> files. How do you
> do that with a Web browser??? Assume that there's no Web page 
> with a list of
> files.
> 
> Priscilla
> 
> 
> > 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Priscilla Oppenheimer [mailto:nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 1:18 PM
> > To: cisco@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: RE: Windows FTP [7:80835]
> > Importance: Low
> > 
> > 
> > He told us he is in a hotel room trying to reach his file
> > server at the home
> > office. I bet he's doing some development work and needs to put
> > and get
> > files to and from the file server. If the DOS FTP weren't so
> > broken it would
> > work well for this. (Well, it's not really broken but it sounds
> > like he
> > needs passive mode and there's no PASV command.)
> > 
> > How would you suggest he use the Web browser to move files
> > between his local
> > notebook computer and the file server? I don't think a Web
> > browser would
> > work for this (unless the FTP file server has a Web-page front
> > end of some
> > sort.) But maybe it would. I just don't how.
> > 
> > I hear you that Windoze is graphically-oriented and the user is
> > expected to
> > use that, but it does have a somewhat reasonable command line
> > interface
> > also. In the absence of a GUI-based FTP program or without file
> > sharing
> > enabled or some other GUI software application on the Windoze
> > machine that
> > he borrowed, trying the command line was appropriate.
> > 
> > Priscilla
> > 
> > 
> > Jonathan wrote:
> > > 
> > > I wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > > Behalf Of
> > > Jonathan
> > > Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2003 3:37 PM
> > > To: cisco@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: RE: Windows FTP [7:80835]
> > > 
> > > 
> > > you wrote:
> > > 
> > > I don't think the pasv command exists on the Windows/DOS FTP
> > > implementation.
> > > Pretty unbelievable, but it seems to be the case.
> > > 
> > > Priscilla
> > > 
> > > = = =
> > > 
> > > Why do you say that? 
> > > 
> > > It seems most web browsers automatically do passive-mode to
> > > access the
> > > plethora of web-based passive FTP implementations. And we
> > *are*
> > > talking
> > > about the "Windows" operating system which pushes doing
> > > everything via
> > > windows, not the command line.
> > > 
> > > Please correct me, if I am way off base here.
> > > 
> > > Jonathan
> > > 
> > > = = =
> > > 
> > > I guess I have to emend my own post, since several readers who
> > > have
> > > contacted me offline have misinterpreted it. I merely point
> > out
> > > that the
> > > MS OS is completely windows-oriented and the user should be
> > > surprised
> > > that the OS even has a command line. I was not defending its
> > > lack of
> > > functionality.
> > > 
> > > (Yes, I used 'emend', not 'amend.')
> > > 
> > > Sorry for any misunderstanding,
> > > 
> > > Jonathan
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