FTP : how do you do it?

  John Ross 22:07 20 Mar 2004
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I am grateful for help!

I have had to pull out of a conference inwashington, as my wife is ill. A colleague is going to give my presentation at the conference, but I need to get about 60-70Mb of Powerpoint presentation and word files to her.
Someone has kindly allowed us to use a ftp site in her work, butI cannot work out how to do it.
I can access the ftp page, but cut and pasting doesn't work, and using Poerdesk Pro ftp utility and entering password etc doesn't work either.

any suggestions as to how I can use this ftp would be very gratefully received. If there is a moron's guide to fTP on the web somewhere it would be great if you could tell me where.
thank you

  Diodorus Siculus 22:15 20 Mar 2004

Try a different FTP program like ws_ftp which is quite good. You have two windows: the local disk and the remote disk. Drag from one to the other and they should go ok. You will need a broadband connection for that volume of files though.

  keverne 22:16 20 Mar 2004
  VoG II 22:19 20 Mar 2004

click here - simply drag and drop.

  John Ross 22:36 20 Mar 2004

thanks.
things are moving forward.
The only problem now is I am being asked for a host name, but haven't been given one.
I have the ftp address. Is there a way of working out the hostname?
the folks at the other end (in toronto) are all off snowboarding today, so I can't ask them!
thanks

  Forum Editor 23:06 20 Mar 2004

the same as the FTP address. In other words, if you have w ww.yourcolleague.com as the FTP address that would probably be the host address as well.

This isn't an infallible rule, but try it and see.

  Forum Editor 23:09 20 Mar 2004

If you really get stuck, email me with the FTP details and I'll access the server from here to make sure it all works.

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