FTP (file transfer protocal) Walk Through
email conversation on setting up ftp
now as for ftp/telnet... do you have either pieces of software?
nope: no stand alone packages. just whatever i can get netscape to do fer me - which ain't much.
what do you use to dial your modem? winsock? win95 dialer?
win 95 dialer via my walrus ISP
do you know how to unzip a zip file?
no: i'd have to download pkunzip or the like first. i'll do that right after i send this. fer evrything else, i'd be startin from scratch.
created an ftp folder w/icon
downloaded trumpet3zip to my "C:\program files"
dragged and dropped trumpet to the ftp folder
fine n' dandy
downloaded pkunzip to my "C:\program files"
dragged pkunzip to the ftp folder
"the system has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down"
restarted the system, found the pkunzip file where i downloaded it (program files)
dragged and dropped it again into the ftp folder IN A VERY GENTLE FASHION
when you are able to fire-up ftp, you will get a screen that is split in half (up and down)
the left is your computer
the right is the host computer (ours)
you need to enter the host name as 188.8.131.52
your username is doc
do you remember your password?
then click on save password checkbox and then click "save" under the profile name (then you won't need to configure it each time)
then click ok... and see if you connect?
there is a little progress screen that runs near the bottom... watch and scroll through to see any errors
if you connect you should see /hda2/home/doc show up under remote host
i point-and-click exe'd the trumpet
win95 told me it couldn't read the session, then
it kicked me to a win95 pre-fab pkg called "hyperterminal"
okay: i'll play along
i put settings to connect me to the walrus server
then i got circuitiously to walrus' ftp node
then i typed in the 184.108.40.206
put in the password
then i got a pulsing cursor at an ftp> prompt
no split screen
no nuthin, just a prompt and a blank screen
also tried gettin in via netscape browser by typing
that got me a denial (sniff)
color me duh.
jus a review of what didn't work
1 the defaulted win95 hyperterminal 2 the netscape browser i know: the settings are laid in fer walrus, not membrane
so i downloaded a temp copy of Win Net Tel/FTP and goosed it
got the directory, and some files listed
tried to open the files
said they weren't appl related
viewed the files
their a bunch o' non text stuff
but i was a good boy: i didn't try to mess wif enny of 'em
now what, teacher-samma?
i mean, besides slow down on my coffee intake.
hmmm... you were logged into walrus with your win95 dialer and then fired up the ftp and it went wacky?
just got a screen that looked exactly like this:
got a prompt that needed another info kick to go further.
here's a cutted and pasted transcript of my walrus ftp encounter... just in case it helps to see what i was doin.
Checking authorization, Please wait...
Annex username: doc
Welcome to Intellitech Walrus(tm)
1 Last login: Thu Mar 6 20:13:59 from intellitech-ts1. Sun Microsystems Inc. SunOS 5.5.1 Generic May 1996
what are you using for ftp that shows a split screen?
i'm using ws_ftp ... and that might make your life easier
i can move over a 16bit version and let ya try that?
just downloaded the 32 bit, which is auto-mandatory for win 95. gotta do the settings: host, remote host, local pc etc.
when you do loggin, you can change directories on the right one of two ways... clicking on the directory name (in the upper right quarter) or click on the chgdir and type in so it reads /hda2/home/doc/public_html/gawk
then highlight the file in the lower right corner and highlight (don't double click or you will send it to your computer)
after highlighted you can click on "rename" and rename it