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ad_267
20-04-2005, 03:16 PM
I used to use WS_ftp LE to upload files to websites and found that it did everything i wanted but now I have found this is no longer available. I have had a look around but have'nt found anything suitable. All I want is a basic FTP programme that I don't have to pay for. Can anyone reccomend something.

KiwiTT_NZ
20-04-2005, 03:22 PM
http://www.webattack.com/freeware/network/fwftp.html

Graham L
20-04-2005, 03:27 PM
If you are quick, you might be able to get WS_ftp LE from some sites which have their own copies for download. ;)

"ws_ftp le download" to Google looks encouraging. (The frognet.net site near the bottom of the first page of links might be a good bet).

I'm pretty sure it's been on cover CDs from APC or PCAuthority fairly recently.

ad_267
20-04-2005, 03:37 PM
Thanks for your help. I must have been looking in all the wrong places, all I could find were 30 day trials.

bob_doe_nz
20-04-2005, 04:06 PM
goto http://tucows.inspire.net.nz/
under the Internet \ FTP programs section is one called

My Internet Files or MiFiles.

Its Free and its what I used.

its a little iffy but it works and free I think

LucyL
20-04-2005, 04:22 PM
FTP Commander is easy to use and free :cool: .

Lucy

Chilling_Silence
20-04-2005, 05:09 PM
konqueror :D

SonicNZ2
20-04-2005, 06:03 PM
I like SmartFTP, it works and looks like Windows Explorer but it can be set up to look like WS_FTP etc...

Free download from http://www.smartftp.com

Miranda
20-04-2005, 06:14 PM
Assuming we're on windows ... I like LeechFTP (http://www.download.com/3000-2356-10122208.html?tag=lst-0-1) . It hasn't been updated for years and years but it is very easy to use. Every so often it has a fit and throws an error message in German - just close it and relaunch. It doesn't like files larger than ~1.5Mb(?) either - it seems to upload them okay but it doesn't know it so it keeps on putting them up again. Otherwise it's really easy to use. Oh, it doesn't store your passwords and usernames - which may be good or not. Anyhow, like I said, it's incredibly easy to use and has a far more intuitive interface than most others.

If you have Linux & KDE then KBear is fairly usable.

sal
20-04-2005, 07:51 PM
I recommend SmartFTP (http://www.smartftp.com/) over WSFTP LE, though personally I use WinSCP (http://winscp.net/eng/index.php) (my host uses sftp).

On the subject of ftp, does anyone know of a good download manager that can manage a download from a private ftp server (one you need to login into with a password)? The last few I've tried only have a setting for an anonymous login (eg, enter your email address here type). The ones I've tried so far are LeechGet (my main download manager) FlashGet and some other one which wasnt very good at even managing downloads.

vinref
21-04-2005, 03:13 AM
... All I want is a basic FTP programme that I don't have to pay for. Can anyone reccomend something.

If you are a Windows user, then they don't come any more basic, free and easier than good ol' DOS-based ftp. Just open up a DOS prompt and type ftp. The command set can be obtained by typing ? or help, and there is very little there though - all you need really is to move around the local and remote directories, (m)put and (m)get - what could be easier than that?

If you are a Linux user, just type ftp into a console, or for security, install sftp.

Both ugly as sin and maybe frightening at first though.

Greg
21-04-2005, 08:22 AM
Can't go wrong with WS_FTP LE. I've uploaded a copy to here (http://zulu.orcon.net.nz/ws_ftple.exe). (707KB's)

ninja
21-04-2005, 09:38 AM
SmartFTP is good.


The ones I've tried so far are LeechGet (my main download manager) FlashGet and some other one which wasnt very good at even managing downloads.I've always found FlashGet brilliant.

Simply_Si
21-04-2005, 01:32 PM
Another one is FireFTP (http://fireftp.mozdev.org) which is a free plug-in for the Mozilla Firefox browser. I have found it to be quite good, especially for the price :)

ILikeLinux
21-04-2005, 01:47 PM
Another one is FireFTP (http://fireftp.mozdev.org) which is a free plug-in for the Mozilla Firefox browser. I have found it to be quite good, especially for the price :)
Looks like gftp, apart from it doesnt have the transfer box (were it lists the files it's going to transfer.)

Prescott
21-04-2005, 02:15 PM
does flashget have spyware?

sal
21-04-2005, 02:45 PM
It desnt have spyware but the free version is supported by ads, unlike LeechGet 2004 (http://www.leechget.net/en/) (it also has a nice interface unlike most download managers). So does anyone know of one that can manage a download from a private ftp server?

Dannz
21-04-2005, 02:49 PM
I use BlazeFtp - a great small client

Metla
21-04-2005, 03:26 PM
Flashget can log onto private ftp's......

Chilling_Silence
21-04-2005, 03:43 PM
That's right... WinSCP... Good software that I use all the time to do things via SSH :)

Didnt remember it did FTP too, but yeah, good, simple, and totally free :)

kjaada
21-04-2005, 04:28 PM
What an absolute cracker FireFtp is.Such a small footprint and it does all
my previous free version of AceFTP did (now get reminders all the time 'No longer free")Another feather in Firefox's cap.

Simply_Si
21-04-2005, 11:36 PM
It desnt have spyware but the free version is supported by ads, unlike LeechGet 2004 (http://www.leechget.net/en/) (it also has a nice interface unlike most download managers). So does anyone know of one that can manage a download from a private ftp server?

Hi Sal,

If you are looking at a Windows client, then there is the FireFTP that I mentioned. I use it to upload and download files to my private ftp servers.

I find it to be fairly good for that.