FTP command-line utility usage

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Old 09-22-2011
FTP command-line utility usage


Using command-line utility "ftp or sftp", I want to transfer files across Windows and UNIX.

Can you please tell me from where I need to connect to ftp and how do I specify the hostname, credentials and how do I get and put files between DOS and UNIX?

Please provide me as much information as possible, thank you.
# 2  
Old 09-22-2011
Transfer files from which, to which?

DOS doesn't have networking, windows CMD isn't DOS.
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Old 09-22-2011
You may just want to use a FTP client. FileZilla is free and available on most platforms.
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Old 09-22-2011
if you find ftp on all unix, you cant say the same for DOS/Windows...Is there a ftp client on the DOS side?
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Old 09-22-2011
download and install an FTP/SFTP client. For SFTP you will need OpenSSH installed.
not sure about windows 7, hopefully they have integrated a secure file transfer protocol, what ever that may be.
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Old 09-22-2011
I use Filezilla all the time to transfer files from Unix to Windows (runs on Win7 no problem). Simple and easy to use.
Another way...not using FTP would be to mount a windows share in Unix. You don't need Samba for this, so again...nice and simple.
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Old 09-24-2011
Hi All,

Thanks a lot for your comments.

I'm trying to connect to UNIX Server from DOS using ftp command-line utility as given below,

ftp> open hostname.com 22
Connected to hostname.com.
Connection closed by remote host.

I get this error saying "Connection closed by remote host.", I'm able to connect using the GUI utility "WinSCP", this works well.

What could be there problem here? Thank you.
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