Software programs are required to make the various transfer
options work. FTP Client software is necessary in order to upload files to a
Web site or intermediate server. Some of the FTP software packages are listed
Fetch: Fetch is for the Mac platform and is free to
any educational or non-profit user. A licensing fee is charged to all other
users. With the use of a drag and drop feature, Fetch provides for efficient
transfers to and from any site having an FTP server. Files and entire directories
can be dragged and dropped to and from remote sites. If a transfer is interrupted,
there is an automatic reconnect feature so that the entire file transfer process
doesn't have to be rerun.
FTPPro2000: A FTP program for windows. The program
features drag and drop transfers from a computer to a remote server. Entire
directories do not have to be transferred in multiple steps because all folders
and files in a directory can be copied or deleted in one step. Other tasks
can be performed on a computer while transfers are taking place.
Cute FTP: A PC based program from GlobalScape, Inc.
that includes several important features. One of the features is the ability
to resume transfers if they are interrupted. It is also possible to terminate
any operation without losing the server connection. There is a remote file
editing feature that allows changes to be made to HTML documents without having
to download them first, then edit, save, and upload them again.
WS-FTP: A limited edition (WS-FTP LE) of this PC based
FTP software package is available free of charge from Ipswitch, Inc. for educational
or non-profit users. The program has a feature for allowing multiple file
transfers over a single server connection. There is an extensive selection
of preconfigured FTP sites.
Bullet Proof FTP: A FTP program, for the PC, which
provides protection against problems that may occur during file transfer such
as broken connections and unexpected timeouts. If problems do occur, the program
provides an automatic reconnect feature to resume interrupted transfers. Another
important feature is the ability of the program to override the restrictions
of many FTP servers which limit the number of file transfers per session.
LeechFTP: Designed for the PC, LeechFTP program is
unlike many similar programs since it is offered free. It closely monitors
uploads and downloads and displays server connection details. If some file
transfers are not accomplished, they can be returned to the Job Queue for
further attempts. The Job Queue stores all the information concerning any
requested file transfers.
TransSoft FTP Control: A PC based program from TransSoft
Ltd. that features automatic dial-up when connections are broken. There is
also in-line editing of remote files and the capability of simultaneous downloads.
Three different versions are available for the TransSoft FTP Control program:
FTP Control Lite, FTP Contol Pro, and FTP Control Power. FTP Control Lite
includes the basic FTP functions for fast and efficient transfers. FTP Control
Pro has all of the features of the Lite version plus features such as resuming
interrupted transfers, remote commands and attribute settings, Most Recently
Used (MRU) support, and URL handling. FTP Control Power includes all of the
Lite and Pro features as well as a number of advanced features. This version
allows for complete ZIP file handling, multiple open FTP connections, and
transfer between remote servers. It also allows for advanced scripting capabilities
so that file transfers can be fully automated.
Terrapin FTP: Developed by Terrapin Internet, Ltd.,
Terrapin FTP software allows for the drag and drop transfer of local directories
to a remote site. The program provides for offline viewing of remote FTP sites
and broken transfers are easily resumed.