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It seems you have to have the website you were working in Frontpage open in order to use the ftp part of it.
Although, you should just be able to ftp from a dos prompt.
Or, if that is too intimidating, download something here [download.cnet.com]
Then you log in with name/password.
Some important commands from the ftp prompt:
ls -l (Get a list of files from the remote server)
(On some servers, "list" does the same thing as "ls -l".)
cd dir (change to "dir" on remote server)
lcd dir (change to "dir" on your PC)
get filename (download "filename" from remote server)
mget filename* (download all files matching "filname*")
put filename (upload "filename" to remote server)
mput filename* (upload all files matching "filname*")
bye (quit out of ftp)
These commands work if you're ftp'd into a unix server. I don't know what might happen on NT.
General rule of thumb, if the site has FrontPage extensions, do not use FTP to upload or modify site content with the following exceptions:
One of the things you forgot to put on your list, Pat is
Using that command will ensure everything you are transferring is in "binary" code. You want to be sure to use this command if you are using windows, otherwise microsoft products tend to try to transfer things in ascii (text).
This becomes a problem when you are ftp'ing photos or gif files...if the default is ascii, then you end up with garbage as the server made the photo into text.