Examples of opening a connection to a remote host

To open a connection to the ftp server on a remote host:

   ftp> open castor
   Connected to castor.ucs.ed.ac.uk.
   220 castor FTP server (SunOS 4.1) ready.
   Name (castor:erpl08): erpl08
   331 Password required for erpl08.
   Password: not echoed
   230 User erpl08 logged in.
   ftp> 

This shows the user opening a connection to their account on the remote host "castor". Notice that you must supply your username and password for your account on the remote host.


To open a connection to an "anonymous ftp" server on a remote host:

   ftp> open info.cern.ch
   Connected to nxoc01.cern.ch.
   220 nxoc01 FTP server (Version 5.20 (NeXT 1.0) .....
   Name (info.cern.ch:erpl08): anonymous
   331 Guest login ok, send ident as password.
   Password: enter your email address here
   230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
   ftp>

This shows a user opening a connection to the anonymous ftp server "info.cern.ch", which is located in CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland.

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