File Transfer Protocol

for simple downloads, you can usually just use your browser

in Mozilla, if you need to pass an id/password to get a download, use a URI like

  • ftp://username:password@host/path

On MacOs X use Cyber Duck? (also does SCP!) http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger/2008/01/01/beginner-to-beginner-ftp-via-curl/

Python libraries ftplib

issues around FireWall config, passive/active

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