FTP is software that allows you to easily transfer files . Transfer means "make a copy of". If you transfer a file from your computer to Rice, you are transferring, or copying, the file from your computer to the girltech computer. Two copies of the file exist: the one on your computer and the one on girltech.cs.rice.edu.
Transferring does not destroy a file unless a copy already exists in the place you are transferring to. The new copy may overwrite the old one. Most FTP software will alert you and ask if you really want to do that.
Clients and ServersTransferring files involves two computers and two different kinds of FTP programs.
The FTP program that runs on your computer is the FTP "client". The client program tells the server program what processes are to be performed. The client software allows you to control what the girltech.cs.rice.edu server is to perform.
The Rice computer,
girltech.cs.rice.edu is called a "server" because it serves you by performing
whatever file transfer actions your client FTP program demands.
Profile Name: Any name you choose
Host Name: girltech.cs.rice.edu
Host Type: leave on Automatic detect
User ID: use Anonymous unless you have an account -- which you do
Password: use the assigned password
Account: leave blank
Save Password: only check this box if you are on a "safe" machine (ie. at home).
On the left you see the initial directory of your home computer hard drive.
The upper grey scrolling window, or directory listbox, shows the drives and directories available to you.
The lower scrolling window is a listbox showing the files within that selected directory. The picture shows the directory of Slip on the hard drive.
Double clicking the green up arrow will open the Directory of the C drive.
The window on the right shows you the directories accessible to you on the girltech. server. The grey scrolling window shows where you are in the server directory.
The left top window shows the C drive directory of the home computer.
The right top window shows the directories on the server.
Find the folder on your C drive that contains your web pages to be transferred.
Click on the right pointing arrow.
|Used to change directories. If you select a name in the directory listbox, this will change into that directory. If nothing is selected, you will be prompted for the path.|
Used to create new directories. (Requires permission to do so on that site.)
Used to remove directories. (Requires permission to do so on that site.)
|Allows you to view ascii files on the remote site using the viewer you specify in WS_FTP options. (Notepad is a good choice.)|
| Executes a file that has been selected. If you execute a file
on a remote site, it will first be transferred in binary
mode to your Windows Temp directory, then executed.
Allows you to rename a file. (Requires permission to do so on that site.)
Allows you to delete a file. (Requires permission to do so on that site.)
Updates the remote site. Useful when uploading files.
Displays the full UNIX directory information for the selected directory.
|Close-Will close the FTP connection|
|Cancel - Cancels current transaction|
|LogWnd - Displays message log. Can also be displayed by double clicking in the narrow scrolling window below the|
|Help - Displays the online help files.|
|Exit - Exit the program.|
Last Updated June
URL = http://teachertech.rice.edu/Materials/GT2001/East/day04/ws_ftpbasic.html
These pages were developed through GirlTECH , a teacher-training program sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education (CEEE) and made possible by support from the National Science Foundation through EOT-PACI.updated ms 6-20-01 23:12
Copyright © June 2001.