TCPIP Services, FTP, Starting FTP
*Conan The Librarian
You can start an FTP session in any of the following ways: o At the DCL prompt, enter the FTP command and specify a remote host. o At the DCL prompt, enter the FTP command with no parameters. At the FTP prompt, enter the CONNECT or open command, specifying a remote host. o By using the /FTP qualifier on the DCL commands COPY and DIRECTORY. o Invoke and use FTP from a command procedure You must connect to a remote host before you can enter an FTP command that affects or displays files on the remote host. You can invoke FTP and, without first connecting to a remote host, enter the FTP commands that customize the FTP environment. When you establish an FTP connection, the remote user name defaults to your user name on the local system. If you have a different user name on the remote system, do one of the following: o On the FTP command line, enter the /USERNAME qualifier. o At the user name prompt, type your remote user name. For example: $ FTP SITE1 220 site1.midwest.billing.bench.com FTP server (Version 5.0) ready Connected to SITE1.midwest.billing.bench.com. Name (SITE1:antel): crowe <Return> 331 Username CROWE requires a Password Password: <Return> 230 User logged in If your connection is with another OpenVMS host, it executes your LOGIN.COM procedure. You can use your LOGIN.COM command procedure to customize the environment for your FTP sessions.
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