I had to transfer a few videos and photoes on a FTP server.
For that, the person on the remote machine gave me the IP address of that machine where I had to transfer. He told me to transfer by FTP. And he provided me with username and password for the same.
He was expecting that I have Windows OS here locally and so he told me how to install a FTP application on my local box. But actually I have Ubuntu13.04 here.
Now, I opened a terminal and typed
ftp and then the IP address of the remote box. I got connected without being prompted for the username and password. Then I transferred the files via FTP.
Two days later, I
ftped to that machine I was able to see the files that I had transferred. But, the remote user told me he didn't receive any!
Till now I was thinking that it's his mistake that he hasn't checked properly his machine because I was 100 % sure that the files are in his system as I had confirmed earlier by doing FTP to that machine.
It occurred to me today that he may also be right and the issue is that he is not seeing the files may be something related to the username and password that he had sent me.
As I didn't use his username (the one he provided me) to log in via FTP, is that the reason that he was expecting the file to be uploaded at a particular location that is different than the location where I transferred? In other words, are the files uploaded on location depending on the username I have used, i.e., the location is dependent on the username?
If so, then how to use
ftp specifying a particular username?