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TL;TR: FTP is a broken protocol and FTPS more so. Due to a combination of protocol design and encryption it plays very bad together with firewalls. Try to use SFTP (i.e. file transfer over SSH protocol) instead. FTP consists of a control connection (usually port 21) and the data connections. Which ports are used by the data connections are dynamically ...


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No, in general this isn't possible. A FTP server usually has commands to get information about files and directories and to store, retrieve, delete and rename files. Commands to mount devices and to send messages to users are also standardized but not implemented in current servers. See the list of FTP commands on Wikipedia for details. No RFC mentions a ...


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If you know the package name you could do something like dpkg -l vsftpd to see what the package is about. If you don't have any idea about package name On debian or debian based systems you may do dpkg -l | grep ftp # grab everthing that contain ftp And with the results, you may do dpkg -p result On Redhat or Redhat based systems like Fedora , ...


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There might be a limit on 32 bit versions of these applications, especially older versions not compiled with "large file support". Those problems were not a result of packets being dropped, but on writing (and/or reading) the files at the appropriate size. Back in 1995 there were similar problems with tar under Irix not support files > 2Gb. So make sure you ...


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The default recursion depth limit in wget is 5. This is primarily meant for the web where a large recursion is often a mistake, but the default also applies to FTP. Large recursion could also be a problem with FTP if the server has upward-pointing symbolic links. To make a complete mirror, pass -l -1 to make the recursion unlimited, or better, pass the ...


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ftp is installed, otherwise you would get some "command not found error" what is not installed, or not configured is the FTP server (probably ftpd)



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