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Plan 9 - man page for ftpfs (plan9 section 4)

FTPFS(4)			     Kernel Interfaces Manual				 FTPFS(4)

       ftpfs  - file transfer protocol (FTP) file system

       ftpfs [ -/dq ] [ -m mountpoint ] [ -a password ] system

       Ftpfs  dials  the  TCP  file transfer protocol (FTP) port, 21, on system and mounts itself
       (see bind(2)) on mountpoint (default /n/ftp) to provide access  to  files  on  the  remote
       machine.   If  required by the remote machine, ftpfs will prompt for a user name and pass-
       word.  The user names ftp and anonymous conventionally  offer  guest/read-only  access  to
       machines.  Anonymous FTP may be called without user interaction by using the -a option and
       specifying the password.

       By default the file seen at the mount point is the  user's  remote  home  directory.   The
       option -/ forces the mount point to correspond to the remote root.

       To  avoid seeing startup messages from the server use option -q.  To see all messages from
       the server use option -d.

       To terminate the connection, unmount (see bind(1)) the mount point.

       You want anonymous FTP access to the system export.lcs.mit.edu.	The first import(4)  com-
       mand  is  only  necessary  if your machine does not have access to the desired system, but
       another, called gateway in this example, does.

	      import gateway /net
	      ftpfs -a yourname@yourmachine export.lcs.mit.edu



       Symbolic links on remote Unix systems will always have mode 0777 and a length of 8.

       After connecting to a TOPS-20 system, the mount point will  contain  only  one  directory,
       usually	/n/ftp/PS:<ANONYMOUS>.	 However,  walking to any valid directory on that machine
       will succeed and cause that directory entry to appear under the mount point.

       Ftpfs caches files and directories.  A directory will fall from the cache after	5  quies-
       cent  minutes  or  if  the local user changes the directory by writing or removing a file.
       Otherwise, remote changes to the directory that occur after the directory has been  cached
       might not be immediately visible.

       There  is  no  way  to issue the appropriate commands to handle special synthetic FTP file
       types such as directories that automatically return a tar of their contents.


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