transfer becomes kind of tricky when you consider all of the different ways
that folks can connect to this system, and whether they want to download the
file to their home computer (connected by a modem to another Unix or VMS machine)
or whether they want the files on their Unix or VMS machine.|
you are using a Mac or Windows machine and want to transfer files back and
forth between your home computer and IO, please visit the Mac
Fetch Help pages
WSFTP Help Pages.
you call us directlyThe
commands 'sz' and 'rz' are used for Zmodem uploading and downloading. For instance,
to download the file 'foo', do this:
download the files foo1, foo2 and foo3 you could do either of these:
When 'sz' finishes, it refers to a file called 'sz.doc'. This document is actually
a man page, and you can see it by typing 'man sz'.
sz foo1 foo2 foo3
you are connected from Your PC to Some other machine to UsThings
get more complicated if you want to download to your PC directly across a telnet
or rlogin link. You must initiate a rlogin or telnet session without escapes.
There are several ways to do this.
are the two that work on many Unix systems:
note that if you are using a "terminal server" (popular at many universities)
there is frequently a command: terminal download that will prevent the terminal
server from interfering in your connection. It's important if you're using
a terminal server, or connecting through more than one machine, that ALL LINKS
are set up without escapes. Also, do not use the popular multiplexing software
'screen', it will eat some control characters.
rlogin -8 io.com
telnet -e "" io.com
root of this problem is that the Z-modem protocol, as well as binary files,
contain special characters that can get intercepted as special characters by
telnet, rlogin, screen, and terminal servers.
you want the files on another machine on the netTo
get files from here to another Unix machine or a VMS machine, you can use File
Transfer Protocol (ftp). Basically, you can log in as 'ftp' or 'anonymous',
give your e-mail address as password, and grab the files you want.
you have an account with us (your username is 'bar', let's say) you can do
(from your Unix machine):
at the ftp prompt, many Unix commands (such as ls and cd) will work, but you
are NOT in a Unix shell. You can, however, use the wonderful commands get and
mget. But first, type binary if you think you will be downloading any binary
Password required for bar.
get a file called foo, do this: ftp$gt; get foo To get more than one file,
all of which start with "foo," do this: ftp$gt; prompt ftp$gt; mget foo* Help
is available on all ftp commands by typing: 'help' at the ftp prompt, or by
typing: 'man ftp' at the Unix prompt.
that a very, very common mistake when using ftp is to not be in binary mode
when downloading binaries. New ftp software now sometimes defaults to binary
(default used to always be text) which, while preventing some mistakes, has
confused the situation even more. It is better to always type 'binary' as your
can read more about ftp
the EFF's Guide to the Internet.