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					                               Filezilla

Skills: install and use Filezilla
IT concepts: client-server review, file transfer
protocol (FTP), Web site mirror, portable
software, open source repository



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  Filezilla in context

• Internet concepts
   – Applications
   – Technology (FTP)
   – Implications
• Internet skills
   – Application development
     (Web)
   – Content creation
     Web client to web server conversation




Web                                                   Web
client                                                server




They follow the HTTP protocol to retrieve Web pages
     FTP client to web server conversation




FTP                                              FTP
client                                           server




They follow the FTP protocol to transfer files
Filezilla                                                   Host and account

screen       FTP commands, the client-server conversation

layout
              Local directory listing           Remote directory listing




            Pending transfers and progress
The client is not yet connected




                      No remote
                      directory
                      listing
Establish a connection to remote host




                                      Blank




         Reconnect to previous host
Drag and drop to transfer a file or directory
          to or from the server
Filezilla asks before overwriting a file




 FTP Zen: pause and think before clicking OK
                                        Host and account
Filezilla
                            FTP commands, the client-
screen                      server conversation
layout
                Local                           Remote
                directory                       directory
                listing                         listing




            Pending transfers and progress
All window sizes are adjustable




Drag the bars separating the windows
Windows can be opened or closed




Open and close windows using the View command
A mirror copy
           Where to get Filezilla

• http://sourceforge.net/
   – Sourceforge is a repository with thousands of
     open source programs
   – The Filezilla page on Sourceforge

• http://portableapps.com
   – A repository of portable software you can use
     from a flash drive
   – Portable Filezilla download
                Links and a tip

• Class note on Filezilla:
  – http://bpastudio.csudh.edu/fac/lpress/471/hout
    /filezilla.htm
• User’s guide:
  – http://wiki.filezilla-project.org/Using
• FAQ:
  – http://wiki.filezilla-project.org/FAQ
• You cannot learn it without playing around
A few questions
Will a Filezilla client work with any FTP server program or must the
server be running the Filezilla server?

Would a Web developer typically be transferring files to a server or
from a server?

Would a Web developer typically be uploading or downloading
files?
                               Filezilla

Skills: install and use Filezilla
IT concepts: client-server review, portable
software, open source repository, file
transfer protocol (FTP), Web site mirror



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