ftp problem

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Tue Feb 21 05:16:32 PST 2006

Sean wrote:

> Igor Robul wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 09:37:41AM -0500, Sean wrote:
>>> I have my bsd system setup to allow ftp.
>>> However when I try to ftp a directory and the contents from another 
>>> system it basically uses the directory as a file name and all 
>>> contents in that directory are ignored.
>> Do you use Internet Explorer as FTP client?
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> Yes, this was a transfer of some files from my bsd system to a laptop, 
> which is running Windows.
> Actually I tried to do the transfer from the command line.
Other ways to go:

Run samba on FreeBSD and share whatever you need e.g. your home 
directory.  Then you can, from windows, open the network share just like 
any other network share, and drag-and-drop entire folders from FreeBSD 
to windows.

Or you can do it backwards, I guess.  Run samba on FreeBSD, share some 
directory on your windows laptop, mount the windows share from FreeBSD  
and using unix utils like "cp -r" to copy directories from FreeBSD to 
the share on the windows laptop.

Or, get putty for the laptop, and use "scp -r" from the laptop to the 
bsd server.


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