Looking for a good site for a basic understanding of FTP

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Lookout, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. Lookout

    Lookout Guest

    Ok..here's the problem..this will be for people who usually use Yahoo
    to look at pics...so it's got to be easy enough for them to read.
    I've looked and I can't really find one that I like and I hope one of
    you has a favorite that will fit their needs.
    Lookout, Jan 7, 2007
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    G. Morgan Guest

    What's the problem?

    If the audience is not capable of understanding FTP than you shouldn't
    force them to use an FTP client. If it's only downloads then have
    them use a web browser. The onus is on you to make a user friendly
    interface if they are clueless, otherwise they should be able to
    configure FTP transfers.
    G. Morgan, Jan 7, 2007
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    Lookout Guest

    Why did you post if you can't answer the question?
    Lookout, Jan 7, 2007
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    Mike Easter Guest

    Not only did you not make your question clear, you didn't even put a
    question down here in the body where it belongs.

    People post to try to tell you how to ask a question. When you learn
    how to ask a question, they won't have to keep giving you instructions.
    Mike Easter, Jan 7, 2007
  5. Lookout

    Mike Easter Guest

    Lookout wrote:
    Subject: Looking for a good site for a basic understanding of FTP
    What does FTP have to do with people who use yahoo to look at pics?

    Are you planning on telling a yahoo group where is an FTP site or what?

    If you want something simple, why don't you use a free file transfer
    site so you just have to give/show/email a link?
    Mike Easter, Jan 7, 2007
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    Lookout Guest

    The question was in the form of an inquisitive in the subject. I
    didn't think it was that hard to figure out unless you're one of the
    very few who don't read the subject in which case the difficulty comes
    from not reading the entire post before responding. The subject IS
    part of the post and really it's rude not to read the whole thing
    before responding don't you think?
    Lookout, Jan 7, 2007
  7. Perhaps he was trying to get you to ask the right question?

    In any case, a few seconds at Google produced this page, which does
    answer your question, or at least what you typed in the subject line,
    which itself has little to do with the body of your post:


    Only you can decide, because only you know the clue-rating of your yahoo
    friends, and whether you think they are smart enough to install and
    configure an FTP client.

    Results 1 - 10 of about 990,000 for basic understanding of FTP. (0.78

    Tell them to get FileZilla.
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Jan 7, 2007
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    G. Morgan Guest

    I can answer the question, but most likely the answer will be in terms
    inexperienced users are not willing to try and comprehend.

    Answer the question I posed to you.
    G. Morgan, Jan 7, 2007

  9. I like the ones of Salma Hayek:







    I can still recall old Mr. Jones getting outside every morning and
    nailing a fresh load of tadpoles around that old casino wheel of his.

    Then he would spin it round and round - like a wheel of fortune - and
    no matter where it stopped, he'd yell out in his megaphone,
    "Tadpole! Tadpole! Tadpole *IS* the grand-prize winner!"

    We *all* thought he was so "craaaaaaaazzzzyyyy"!
    But then we all had a lot of growing-up yet to do.
    Bucky Breeder, Jan 7, 2007
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    John Holmes Guest

    Lookout "contributed" in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    You're a putrescent mass, a walking vomit. You are a spineless little
    worm deserving nothing but the profoundest contempt. You are a jerk, a
    cad, a weasel. Your life is a monument to stupidity. You are a stench, a
    revulsion, a big suck on a sour lemon.
    John Holmes, Jan 7, 2007
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    Lookout Guest

    With your attitude no one would learn anything. I'm trying to help. No
    idea why you are even here.
    Lookout, Jan 7, 2007
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    Lookout Guest

    73.7 GB.
    Lookout, Jan 7, 2007
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    Lookout Guest

    I didn't word it as you did and so I didn't find this site.
    Thanks..that's enough of a beginning to let them decide if they want
    to learn more. I'll show them where to look but I'm not going to talk
    them through it.
    One user has already suggested Filezilla. I'm never used it myself but
    he said it's pretty easy. I also learned the Firefox can access FTPs
    with a logon and password with the proper syntax. He also said IE can
    also if you do some registry reengineering. You learn something new
    every day if you're just not afraid to ask!
    Lookout, Jan 7, 2007
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    why? Guest

    That's the problem in your subject line, it's just that the detail in
    the body is a but vague about FTP.
    To do what, run an FTP server / client, connect to an FTP server you are
    setting up?
    There are lots of FTP tutorials, as you say. Either you haven't looked
    enough or you should write your own.

    Without supplying lots of URL, since you already looked but didn't
    specify any results how good / bad they were it's not worth repating
    what may be the same links.

    Nor do you really say if it's about FTP or using FTP.

    Using is simple, if it's connecting to a server you setup, get a
    freeware ftp client, write the notes and supply d/l URL to people and
    email them the notes.

    why?, Jan 7, 2007
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    Mike Easter Guest

    73.7 G what? Not a single file. Do you mean that somewhere are 74 G of
    files that you want to share with some x number of people who don't know
    how to FTP? If there are very many people who all take 74 G, your site
    may feel the load.

    You still haven't defined your parameters properly.

    Oh, yeah, one of the links I gave you earlier
    in the
    other thread has a section with links on.....

    New users guide Useful introduction.
    An Overview of the File Transfer Protocol - explains how the FTP
    works at the protocol level
    Configuration of FTP - Creation and Configuration of a Website.
    Active vs. Passive FTP explained and illustrated
    Dmoz directory about FTP
    The FTP and Your Firewall - details FTP's problems with firewalls and
    how to deal with them
    Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Transfer_Protocol"
    Mike Easter, Jan 7, 2007
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    why? Guest

    You question is vague.

    Also note as you looked and are asking for further help you couldn't
    answer it either, but you still posted.

    why?, Jan 7, 2007
  17. Lookout

    Mike Easter Guest

    FileZilla has a good help section, documention. It has a quick 'simple'
    1 2 3 4 guide and separate in depth for the complexities, because it is
    very configurable.

    There are lots and lots of sites with tutorials for WS_FTP and Cute FTP.
    Mike Easter, Jan 7, 2007
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    why? Guest

    why?, Jan 7, 2007
  19. Heh, I just pasted the pertinent words in your subject line into the
    Goog. What's the term? Viola? Saxophone? [1]
    Sounds appropriate. Let them judge their own clue-level.
    There's also an extension for Firefox that does FTP, but I don't use it.
    However, suggesting FileZilla, or Firefox with extensions, or with
    logons and passwords, is still going to be beyond the clue threshold for
    80-90% of the average home users.

    Why don't you just post your files at your web spaces and give them a
    plain old ordinary link to the file? Someone who hasn't had a clue yet
    in this century should be able to figure it out.


    [1. or as one of my clueless friends writes: Waalaa!]
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Jan 7, 2007
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    G. Morgan Guest

    Let's make this clear.

    Since you can't even define the problem properly, and I tried to pry
    more information in order to help -- I'm the one with an attitude
    problem??? My comment about inexperienced users was directed at your
    users, not you. But if the shoe fits.....

    If you don't like the answer that was given or the answer was not what
    you expected you have choices.

    1. You can expound on the original post to make the question more

    2. You can ignore the reply.

    3. You can be a complete ass and forever give up any hope of advice
    from the respondent ever again.
    G. Morgan, Jan 7, 2007
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