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Old 07-03-2001
Help! Newbie in the house!!!

Ok i was reading a book (sad) and it said to type in 'ftp' in Start/Run. I did but I know no commands for it. Can someone help me??? I also typed in 'telnet' and I know no commands for that either so I would like help on that...


..The Nutcracker Elite..
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Old 07-03-2001
when you issue the command "ftp" you must issue a hostname (or its IP address). If you did not issued the hostname, you can use the " open " command inside ftp. When you get the prompt, type:

ftp> open <hostname>

then you will be asked for an username and a password.

At ftp´s prompt you can type " help ":

ftp> help
Commands may be abbreviated. Commands are:

! help recv
$ image reinitialize
account lcd remotehelp
append local rename
glob quote ?
hash record

If ou use unix, the better way is do use man ftp to know the commands.

telnet is similar to ftp. Try out.

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Old 07-03-2001
# 4  
Old 07-03-2001
when i type in the pw nothing appears and it doesn't let me enter
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Old 07-03-2001
Hi Nutcracker,

Does the ftp server that you're connecting to issue a greeting like below?

220 nameofserver FTP server ready.
Name (yourusername):

Andy Hibbins Smilie

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