How can I FTP files to and from CEI?
Connected to ftp.ensight.com (184.108.40.206).
220 www.ensight.com FTP server (Version wu-2.6.2-5) ready.
Name (ftp.ensight.com:krogh): anonymous
331 Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as password.
Password:(your email address)
230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
ftp> cd incoming
250 CWD command successful.
200 Type set to I.
Passive mode off.
Passive mode on.
ftp> put load.cmd
local: load.cmd remote: load.cmd
227 Entering Passive Mode (208,1,63,16,82,231)
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for load.cmd.
226 Transfer complete.
1152 bytes sent in 0.0175 secs (64 Kbytes/sec)
221-You have transferred 1152 bytes in 1 files.
221-Total traffic for this session was 1649 bytes in 1 transfers.
221-Thank you for using the FTP service on www.ensight.com.
- Now send email to email@example.com once the files are there.
If you don't set mode to passive, or if you don't cd incoming' then you'll get the following error when you
try to 'put myfile'.
553 Could not create file
The hostname of our FTP server is ftp.ensight.com.
When prompted, login with the username
'anonymous' (without the quotes) and your email address for the password.
After logging in, type 'cd incoming' to place the files in the
proper subdirectory. Next type 'put myfile' to send 'myfile' to our server.
If you don't cd to the proper directory you will get an error.
If the files are binary, be sure to send the files in binary mode. The
FTP command 'bin' should toggle this on.
Our FTP server only supports passive transfers. If you are not
set to 'passive' you may get an
error when you attempt to send (typically an 'Illegal PORT Command' error)
or you may not even be able to login to our server.
If you have these problems, try beginning your session as follows:
>> open ftp.ensight.com
Windows built-in command line FTP client does not support passive mode. Transfers will fail as a result. You must use another FTP client that supports passive transfer. We're not aware of any other clients that don't support passive mode. WinSCP is a freely available FTP client for Windows that works with our FTP server. These are the settings for WinSCP:
- File Protocol: FTP
- Encryption: No encryption
- Host name: ftp.ensight.com
- Port: 21
- User name: anonymous
- Password: <your email address>
- Account: <blank>
Once files are on our server, they can not be seen, changed, renamed or
deleted for security reasons. If your file tranfer fails during the
send, you'll need to send your file the second time with a new name as
you cannot overwrite the previous file.
Consider zipping up or tarring and gzipping up associated files into
a single archive and sending the archive. It's faster and easier to
keep everything together.
Don't forget to send email to firstname.lastname@example.org once the files are there.