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How to FTP from Unix to PC


We are able to FTP files from our PC to Unix
server m/c. But we are NOT able to FTP from
Unix to PC.

I hope we can achive this by doing some
setup. We have IP address for PC also.

R. Ezhil
Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: How to FTP from Unix to PC

You should install IIS which will configure the ftp on the machine with a service.

Then you can ftp to the PC.

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Re: How to FTP from Unix to PC

What O/S is on the PC?

What you need is some ftp server on the PC. There are numerous available, but the easiest is if the O/S is Win 2000, add IIS to the Windows setup and within IIS management activate the FTP server (set its properties).

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Trusted Contributor [Founder]

Re: How to FTP from Unix to PC

There are many reasons of it and the main
is missing of ftp-server program on your PC.
this program may be application:ftp-server for Win'98; IIS for NT or embedded WWW(FTP)-service
for Win2K. You must configure and start this
service on your PC, then use FTP-client on
Unix-side to receive/transfer files.
Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: How to FTP from Unix to PC

PCs have always been clients for ftp since the days of Windows 95. Unfortunately, setting up incoming ftp on a PC is VERY different for each version of Windows so you'll need to look at a tech reference manual for your version. There are also a number of ftp server programs (free and priced) that can add this capability. Incoming ftp is a bit more complicated for multi-logon systems like WinNT/Win2000/WinXP since each user has their own customized directories and security would be a problem if you just allow C:\ to be visible to ftp.