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What is your favorite FTP program?

 3:23 pm on Jun 26, 2000 (gmt 0)

I've been using CuteFTP 2.7 for ages now. I've tried the new versions and I don't care for them.

So, looking for a new FTP Client. What's good these days? I've not checked into the newer stuff one lick. I've gotten to the point I now consider most programs to be a system threat to security and system stability unless I find out they are ok before using them. Even then, I try them on another system first.



 3:41 pm on Jun 26, 2000 (gmt 0)

I use FTP Voyager [ftpvoyager.com]. It's a little pricey but it has a scheduler and profiles and lots of bells and whistles. I like it alot.


 4:49 pm on Jun 26, 2000 (gmt 0)

I use Leech, seems to do the job, and it's free.


 7:00 pm on Jun 26, 2000 (gmt 0)

Yeah, Leech is cool. It has some nice features like transfer rate control and multi-thread transfers. The best thing about it is that every once in a while it will bug out and yell at me in German.


 7:26 am on Jun 27, 2000 (gmt 0)

I'm quite fond of Bullet Proof. [bpftp.com ]

Tried most of them years back, but just seemed to settle into BulletProof


 10:45 am on Jun 27, 2000 (gmt 0)

Leech url?


 11:25 am on Jun 27, 2000 (gmt 0)



 12:02 pm on Jun 27, 2000 (gmt 0)

WS FTP Pro here, current version (which came out 2 months ago).


 3:41 pm on Jun 27, 2000 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the tip on Leech - this looks very promising at first shot.


 4:37 pm on Jun 27, 2000 (gmt 0)

I've been using CoffeCup Direct FTP 4.0. Just love it. It's perfect for a novice like me.


 8:47 pm on Jul 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

Followup - leech is excellent. Downloads the board here (2200 files - 8meg) in under 10mins. The same thing was taking over an hour in Cute (dsl).


 7:32 am on Jul 7, 2000 (gmt 0)

I must agree with oilman. FTPVoyger. Yes it's a bit pricy ... but when you see the features. Scheduler, directory syncroniser ... only get the latest stuff down or up. All proxy/fiewall support etc etc . As far as I know it's also multithreaded.

[ftpvoyager.com ]

evaluation extender @ astalavista.box.sk ... LOL .. educational use only off course !!


 11:18 pm on Aug 16, 2000 (gmt 0)

Let me throw in another amen for LeechFTP client. (following is from another newsgroup that we were discussing browsers and browser downloaders)

There has been alot of talk about downloaders that work with browsers.
I use a util that snags urls from the clipboard and then downloads the file. It has:

- freeware.
- speed limit control. Limit the amount of bandwidth it uses.
- multi threading. dl multiple files at the same time. This is an awesome feature. Download 1 or 100 files at the same time.
- Schedule/timer control. Start at a preset time.
- Queue control. Save/load the list of urls to be downloaded.
- Build a list and then download it later while you sleep.
- Tracks successes, failures, and log files.
- Full ftp client with bookmarks and standard bells & whistles.
- File resume.
- All kinds of options for attempts, retries...etc.
- Does not manipulate or tie into the browser at all so it works with all versions of Opera.
- Opera like size and speed (small and fast)
- 99% bullet proof. (I've crashed 5-6 times in 1000+ uses).

Best all around ftp/http downloader I've seen. From Opera, it is a simple right click and 'copy link address' ontop of a link to kick Leech into action. The nice thing is the speedlimit option and the schedule downloading.

It is Leechftp at: [linux.fh-heilbronn.de ]

By using it, I threw away wsftp, cuteftp, getright, and several other downloader utils.


 11:31 pm on Aug 16, 2000 (gmt 0)

Yeah, it really does kick tail.
Brett - have you had it yell at you in German yet?


 8:53 am on Aug 17, 2000 (gmt 0)

A couple of times. I think it is related to using the 'speed limit' feature. After awhile it doesn't like that.


 12:46 am on Aug 25, 2000 (gmt 0)

A BIG thankyou to you all for the news about LeechFTP.

Just downloaded it and was up and running in minutes; very intuitive and easy to use.

As a benchmark (albeit a strange one) I have just finished uploading an 800k site from China to the webserver in Norway in just under 30 minutes!

I Know, I Know, a long time for a relatively short upload. But please notice what I said; "from China.." I am currently in China where the internet is S L O W at the best of times, so this program has actually saved me about two hours of upload time.

Highly recommended!

Thanks all



 4:22 pm on Aug 25, 2000 (gmt 0)

Well hello China! Our international following continues to grow.

I know what you mean Woz. Downloading the whole board here every couple of days used to be a long process. There are currently about 6000 files. With Cute ftp, it was taking hours. WIth leech it will do it in under 15mins on dsl, and about 30 on 56k.


 9:01 am on Aug 28, 2000 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the "Hello China!" Brett, although I am perhaps not what you think.

I am an Aussie currently working in China, with Chinese family, a passion for China, who thinks he was perhaps Chinese in a past life, and ... well you get the idea.

Not only that, but I am doing contract work for Aussie people who work for Hong Kong companies and are setting up Chinese sites housed on Norwegian Servers.

Isn't the NET wonderfull..

The biggest challenge as I say is the speed, or lack thereof, of internet connections here, so LeechFTP has paid for itself (??? how can anything pay for itself if it is free ???) in minutes.

Will be checking back often


 10:51 am on Sep 16, 2000 (gmt 0)

LeechFTP, bad news? good news? [stud.fh-heilbronn.de]

"The development of LeechFTP has not been continued for over a year now and I don't think there will ever be a new release of LeechFTP...
...successor of LeechFTP, called BitBeamer. BitBeamer will incorporate all of LeechFTP's features,"


 11:36 pm on Feb 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

The old freeware Leech is still available, btw.

I was reading the thread on content management [webmasterworld.com]. I'd like to upload entire directories and have Leech skip over any .jpg or .gif it encountered. I use Ultraedit to find and replace within a local directory, and rather than then having to go through and find the individual files buried in subdirectories and set them up in a queue, I'd simply upload the entire directory. This process hits a snag if I happen to forget there's a bunch of pics in some sub-directory. I currently run WS FTP and just downloaded Leech, but I don't see a way to do this in either one.


 11:58 pm on Feb 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

I do seem to remember an FTP programm put together by an Aussie that compared the local directory to the server directory and then helped you just upload the files that were different. Can't remember the name though. I will dig, but in the meantime, perhaps someone else remembers?



 2:27 am on Feb 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

FTPVoyager [ftpvoyager.com] has a function synchronize files and can only upload and overwrite files that have changed. It compares document dates. Pretty slick but costs about $40US last time I checked.


 5:13 am on Feb 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

re: leech,

No it can't sort things by file extention. I wish it had that feature. What happens for me, is that the older jpg's and gifs will rise to the top of a list sorted by date. It is easy to spot where the "cut off point" is by date. There is also the directory compare function (the big question mark on the toolbar buttons) that finds the differences between two directories.


 11:22 am on Feb 27, 2001 (gmt 0)

I use Absolute FTP

Bernie Greene

 9:19 pm on Feb 27, 2001 (gmt 0)

I use FTP Voyager. I have tryed the others, each with their own little quirks, but all in all I think FTP Voyager is worth the small price.


 11:55 pm on Feb 27, 2001 (gmt 0)

I also recommend WS_FTP Pro. It's simple, useful and reliable.


 4:47 pm on Mar 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

Cute FTP on my PC.

'Transmit' , which is FAB - on my mac.


 8:00 am on Apr 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

I'm a big fan of windows commander FTP client. Very powerful yet easy to use.

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