FTP Instructions

FTP stands for "file transfer protocol". It is a standard way of transferring files from one computer to another across the internet. This page provides instructions on how to send us a file through FTP.

The example below shows a typical upload to the ftp site. In this case, the file being uploaded is called nvbooks.zip and is located in the directory C:\Nv\MyBooks.. You would substitute the correct directory and filename for your upload.

In these examples, the text you type is shown in bold-face, (as opposed to the remaining normal text.)

c:\>cd \nv\mybooks
C:\Nv\MyBooks> ftp ftp.softrite.ca
Connected to softrite.ca.
220 whoever-96.226.ADSL.NetSurf.Net FTP server (NetBSD-ftpd 20040809) ready
User (kisha.softrite.ca:(none)): anonymous
331 Guest login ok, type your name as password.
Password: <type your name - note: no characters are displayed>
230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
ftp> cd pub/incoming
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> binary
200 Type set to I.
ftp> put nvbooks.zip
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for 'NVBOOKS.ZIP'.
226 Transfer complete.
ftp: 226921 bytes sent in 0.30Seconds 764.04Kbytes/sec.
ftp> close
221-
Data traffic for this session was ###### bytes in 1 file.
Total traffic for this session was ###### bytes in 1 transfer.
221 Thank you for using the FTP service on whoever-96.226.ADSL.NetSurf.Net.

ftp> quit
c:\> exit

 

The above example assumes you are transferring a 'zip' file - a file compressed using a file compression utility. If you don't have such a utility, you can download one as shown in the next example. After you have downloaded the utility and compressed your books, you would upload them as per the previous example.

 

c:\>cd nv\mybooks
C:\Nv\MyBooks>ftp ftp.softrite.ca
Connected to softrite.ca.
220 whomever-96.226.ADSL.NetSurf.Net FTP server (NetBSD-ftpd 20040809) ready
User (softrite.ca:(none)): anonymous
331 Guest login ok, type your name as password.
Password:
<type your name - note: no characters are displayed>
230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
ftp> cd hidden
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> binary
200 Type set to I.
ftp> get pkzip.exe
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for 'pkzip.exe' (42166 bytes).
226 Transfer complete.
ftp: 42166 bytes received in 1.02 Seconds 41.50Kbytes/sec.
ftp> close
221-
Data traffic for this session was 42166 bytes in 1 file.
Total traffic for this session was 42680 bytes in 1 transfer.
221 Thank you for using the FTP service on whoever-96.226.ADSL.NetSurf.Net.
ftp> quit

C:\Nv\MyBooks>pkzip nvbooks datad.nv

PKZIP (R) FAST! Create/Update Utility Version 2.04g 02-01-93
Copr. 1989-1993 PKWARE Inc. All Rights Reserved. Shareware Version
PKZIP Reg. U.S. Pat. and Tm. Off. Patent No. 5,051,745

¦ 80486 CPU detected.
¦ XMS version 2.00 detected.
¦ DPMI version 0.90 detected.
¦ Using Normal Compression.

Creating ZIP: NVBOOKS.ZIP
Adding: DATAD.NV Deflating (91%), done.

 

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