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Chapter 4 Anonymous FTP: Retrieving Files From Other Computer Systems

Items Mentioned in the Chapter

EXAMPLE 4.1 Starting and Stopping an Anonymous FTP Session, and Retrieving READ.ME

illustration of how FTP works
Illustration by Karl Ackermann.

EXAMPLE 4.2 Changing Directories and Retrieving a File During an Anonymous FTP Session

EXAMPLE 4.3 Getting a List of All FTP Commands

EXAMPLE 4.4 Using mget to Retrieve Several "How to" Guides

Alternative Site is isn't available

EXAMPLE 4.5 Retrieving Binary and ASCII files

Information about compressed files and compression methods

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and answers about compression. A long, three-part file
Anonymous ftp sites for compression programs

Virtual Table of Contents for Learning to Use the Internet

Some other places you may want to visit
Learning to Use the Internet Learning to Use the World Wide Web Searching and Researching on the World Wide Web

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