FTP client

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Thu Sep 28 19:20:46 BST 2006

Raphaël Pinson wrote:

> On 9/28/06, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
>> James Tappin wrote:
>> > On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 14:58:32 +0200
>> > Orjan Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > OS> Anyone willing to recommend a KDE ftp-client (graphical)?
>> >
>> > Konqueror -- just enter an ftp://..... url (ftp://user@.... for
>> > non-anonymous[*] ftp), and drag files to the desired local dir -- the
>> > only gotcha is if for non-anonymous ftp the machine at the other end is
>> > a VMS box (at least last time I tried) it couldn't hand VMS paths.
>> Or fish:// for secure file transfer.
> Fish is not ftp. It starts a distant session via ssh on the machine. It is
> not useful for file transfer only, because sftp (secure ftp) uses ssh
> aswell, but is faster since it doesn't start a whole ssh session on the
> distant machine.

Absolutely - but that's the point.  Why use an FTP client when you can use
konqueror and get all sorts of other remote file browsers.  smb:// is an
option, too.  Konqueror's the koolest!

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