permit FTP access). There are many existing FTP client and server programs. FTP servers can be set up
anywhere between game servers, voice servers, internet hosts, and other physical servers.
GUI FTP Clients
gFTP is a free/open source multithreaded FTP client. It is most used on Unix-like systems, but it can be
also be used on Mac OS X. It includes both a GUI (which utilizes the GTK+) and a command-line interface.
Install gftp in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install gftp
FileZilla is an FTP program for file uploading and downloading to and from your FTP site, server, or host. The program lets you transfer files and navigate among folders, Web sites, and your computer. This software enables you to perform multiple file transfers simultaneously.
Install filezilla in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install filezilla
Kasablanca is an ftp client, written in c++, using the kde libraries. among its features are currently encryption (auth tls) support, fxp, site bookmarks, and queued transfers.
sudo aptitude install Kasablanca
FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers.
Download Fireftp from here
KFTPgrabber is a graphical FTP client for the K Desktop Environment. It implements many features required for usable FTP interaction.
Install KFTPgrabber in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install KFTPgrabber
WinSCP on WINE
WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Legacy SCP protocol is also supported. Its main function is safe copying of files between a local and a remote computer.
GNOME Commander is a "two-pane" graphical filemanager for the Gnome desktop environment. GNOME Commander aims to fulfill the demands of more advanced users who like to focus on file management, their work through special applications and running smart commands.
Install GNOME Commander in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install gnome-commander
sitecopy allows you to easily maintain remote Web sites. The program will upload files to the server
which have changed locally, and delete files from the server which have been removed locally, keeping
the remote site synchronized. FTP and WebDAV are supported.
Install sitecopy in ubuntu
sudo aptitude install sitecopy
FileRunner is an X-Based FTP program. It gives you a windowed view of files on your local system and a
remote system. It allows transferring multiple files at once, tagging of files, etc.
Install Filerunner in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install filerunner
Konqueror is the KDE file manager. It has support for ftp and much more. You can login to ftp sites with
a username and password like this:
Command line FTP Clients
ftp is the user interface to the ARPANET standard File Transfer Protocol. The program allows a user to transfer files to and from a remote network site.
Install ftp in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install ftp
Cftp is an ftp client where you just use the arrow keys to move around and get what you want. This program is rather limited -- you probably want to use something like lftp instead.
Install cftp Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install ubuntu
Lftp is a file retrieving tool that supports FTP, HTTP, FISH, SFTP, HTTPS and FTPS protocols under both IPv4 and IPv6. Lftp has an amazing set of features, while preserving its interface as simple and easy as possible.
The main two advantages over other ftp clients are reliability and ability to perform tasks in background. It will reconnect and reget the file being transferred if the connection broke. You can start a transfer in background and continue browsing on the ftp site. It does this all in one process.
When you have started background jobs and feel you are done, you can just exit lftp and it automatically moves to nohup mode and completes the transfers. It has also such nice features as reput and mirror. It can also download a file as soon as possible by using several connections at the same time.
Lftp can also be scriptable, it can be used to mirror sites, it lets you copy files among remote servers
(even between FTP and HTTP). It has an extensive online help. It supports bookmarks, and connecting to several ftp/http sites at the same time.
Install lftp in ubuntu
sudo aptitude install lftp
ftpcopy is a simple FTP client written to copy files or directories (recursively) from an FTP server. It was written to mirror FTP sites which support the EPLF directory listing format, but it also supports the traditional listing format (/bin/ls).
ftpls is an FTP client which generates directory listings, either in plain text or HTML. The tools only support passive mode FTP. There is no plan to support active mode.
Install ftpcopy ubuntu
sudo aptitude install ftpcopy
This program allows a user to transfer files to and from a remote network site, and offers additional features that are not found in the standard interface, ftp. This version has Readline support enabled. This is a complete re-write of version 2.4.3 (Debian package ncftp2).
Some users may prefer the full-screen ncurses interface of the "older" NcFTP 2.4.3; if you are one of them, install the ncftp2 package instead.
Install ncftp in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install ncftp
tnftp is what many users affectionately call the enhanced ftp client in NetBSD . This package is a `port' of the NetBSD ftp client to other systems.
The enhancements over the standard ftp client in 4.4BSD include:
* command-line editing within ftp
* command-line fetching of URLS, including support for:
-- http proxies (c.f: $http_proxy, $ftp_proxy)
* context sensitive command and filename completion
* dynamic progress bar
* IPv6 support (from the WIDE project)
* modification time preservation
* paging of local and remote files, and of directory listings
(c.f: `lpage', `page', `pdir')
* passive mode support, with fallback to active mode
* `set option' override of ftp environment variables
* TIS Firewall Toolkit gate ftp proxy support (c.f: `gate')
* transfer-rate throttling (c.f: `-T', `rate')
Install tnftp in ubuntu
sudo aptitude install tnftp
GNU Midnight Commander
GNU Midnight Commander is a text-mode full-screen file manager. It uses a two panel interface and a subshell for command execution. It includes an internal editor with syntax highlighting and an internal
viewer with support for binary files. Also included is Virtual Filesystem (VFS), that allows files on
remote systems (e.g. FTP, SSH, SMB servers) and files inside archives to be manipulated like real files.
Install Midnight Commander in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install mc
yafc is an ftp client intended to be a replacement for the standard ftp(1) program. Features include
directory cache, remote filename completion, aliases, colored ls, recursive get/put/ls/rm, nohup mode
transfers, tagging (queueing), background downloading, and more. This version is compiled without KTH Kerberos 4/5 authentication.
Install yafc in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install yafc
ftp is the user interface to the ARPANET standard File Transfer Protocol. The program allows a user to
transfer files to and from a remote network site.
ftp-ssl replaces normal ftp using SSL or TLS authentication and encryption. It interoperates with normal ftpd. It checks if the other side is also talking SSL or TLS, if not it falls back to normal ftp protocol.
Advantages over normal ftp(d): Your passwords and the data you send will not go in cleartext over the line. Nobody can get it with tcpdump or similar tools.
Install ftp-ssl in ubuntu
sudo aptitude install ftp-ssl