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FTP : Internet Browsers

Since a lot of file are still downloaded on the Internet via FTP, most Internet Browsers (like : Netscape Navigator/Communicator and Microsoft Internet Explorer) support FTP.
To use it, specify the use of FTP on entering the

We use the same example as for the command-line FTP:
McAfee, the Virus-Scanner.

The browser displays now the FTP-
root file/directory listing:

To display the files in a directory, just 'click' on it (here: '

  We are looking for an update to
Virus-scan software, so we continue by
clicking on Antivirus, while clicking the
button Back brings you back to the
last displayed page.

  We continue our search for Win95 software

In the "win95" directory, we have located our file, clicking now on it activates the
FTP-download and we are prompted for the locations, on where to "save as" the file:

During the download, a progress indicator is display, but if you like, you can continue with other Internet "surfing", while the download is going on (like: downloading other files or viewing WWW/HTML-pages):


If you need a more comfortable FTP-Client:

FTP: GUI-Clients

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