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In this workshop you connect to an FTP server, view directory listings, traverse the directory structure, and copy files to your computer. To perform this exercise, you must have an FTP client running on your computer. Windows NT/2000 and most Unix/Linux systems have built-in FTP support.

By the Way

The following procedure worked at the time this book was written, but things change on the Internet without notice, so it might not work forever.

  1. Gain access to the Internet either by dialing in to your ISP or by accessing a live Internet connection.

  2. Start an FTP session and log in to In other words, enter ftp Enter the username anonymous. Enter your complete email address as your password.

  3. Enter the ls or ls -l command. Compare the ways the two commands display the names of files and directories.

  4. Enter cd domain to change the current directory to the /domain directory.

  5. Use the pwd command to display the path to your current working directory.

  6. Use the command cd .. to change your current working directory back to the parent directory.

  7. Use the type command to display the default representation format.

  8. Use the status command to display the current status of your FTP client.

  9. Use the help command to see the other commands that are available with your FTP client software.

  10. Use the close command to terminate the session with

  11. Use the bye command to terminate the session with and also the current FTP session.

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