Tag Archives: ftp

SSH Port Forwarding for FTP

Tunneling a FTP connection over SSH is not something that is straight forward. To understand the problem better, we need to analyse how FTP works.

Recursive FTP from the Command Line

The default command line ftp client in most UNIX distributions do not support recursive downloads, even though recursive downloads is a basic feature in most GUI based ftp clients. But if you do not have access to the X-Windows or GUI, there are alternative ways to achieve the same result from the command line.