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A not-so-bad ftp for linux

     
4:32 pm on Nov 11, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I've been playing with gFTP, it is really not bad. It seems to have all the basic features of the better windows FTPs, one feature I like about it is that it is multi threaded (like leech). Graphically it lacks a bit -- you can't increase or decrease the size of the GUI and it feels a little clunky. The one thing I do like about it is that it is fast. In fact I think it is the fastest ftp I ever used. It's written in C.

Here is it's home page [gftp.seul.org].

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Is there a command line only version?
6:16 pm on Nov 11, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I don't think so. But I've been playing with it, and it really is very fast

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10:10 pm on Nov 11, 2000 (gmt 0)

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That looks pretty cool LM, thanks. I've been using the command line only from Linux, I'll give this a try.
5:08 pm on Nov 12, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I've had a lot of file corruption problems using this - which version are you using?

(2.0.7b here)

7:39 pm on Nov 12, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Same version. I just started using it, but so far I haven't had that problem. I am mostly transferring scripts and logs in ascii. I'll do a fallow up after running it through the mud a bit.
7:16 am on Nov 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

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And now for something different [web-ftp.org].
3:26 pm on Nov 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I found that large-ish text files had the odd character missing or line truncated. Caused no end of hair pulling and screaming when trying to work out what was going on...

I've gone back to my old standby here [littleigloo.org]

It's nagware but quite nice.

7:57 am on Apr 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

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There is a new beta of gftp. It is claimed to be free of the file corruption problem of 2.0.7b. I've been trying it and haven't had a problem yet.

Interestingly, I didn't have any problems with an earlier version. I think it was 2.0.3 -- then I upgraded to 2.0.7b and started having problems. So far 2.0.8 is working fine. Which is nice because this ftp is packed with features and really is fast.

I've also been using Igloo-pro and it works and is stable - but it is slow and is missing a lot of features I'd like to have. There is also a 'artistic license' version floating around on the net -- I think it is called littleIgloo.

I tried some other graphic ftps, but they all seem to fall way short. Guiftp, and deadftp were half way there but they don't allow you to set file permissions.