For security reasons, the FTP server uses TLS/SSL for encryption. FileZilla is one of many FTP clients that supports this protocol and it is available for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux. If using FileZilla, please configure the server type settings for FTPES (FTP over explicit TLS/SSL) in the Site Manager's "General" tab. Below is a screenshot that illustrates how to configure FileZilla properly.
The free FileZilla FTP client can be obtained from:
The free Cyberduck FTP client can be obtained from:
For downloading and uploading files, one can use the "curl" command like so:
$ curl -k --user username:password --ftp-ssl ftp://ftp.ihmpdcc.org/example_file.txt > /local/path/to/example_file.txt
$ curl -k --user username:password --ftp-ssl --upload-file /local/path/to/example.txt ftp://ftp.ihmpdcc.org/example.txt
For those who like to use lftp, if you turn off FEAT negotiation in lftp, it can access the FTP server as well. Here's how:
$ lftp -e "set use-feat off" email@example.com
For greater convenience, users can put the "set use-feat off" in a ~/.lftprc file so that they don't need to specify it each time.
Please contact the DCC via the feedback form if you experience any difficulty.