Mathematics Department uses Washington University FTP Server. This help is a slight modification of the help pages available from Washington University WWW server.
An anonymous ftp archive is a place from which anyone working on a computer connected to the network can retrieve files by using the ftp program. Mathematics Department provides an anonymous ftp server named ftp.mat.uniroma1.it which department users can use to make their files available to the campus and Internet community. The files of this server can also be accessed on the web at ftp://ftp.mat.uniroma1.it/public
Warning: There are no guarantees on what you might find in this archive.
1. MAKING FILES AVAILABLE THROUGH mat.uniroma1.it ANONYMOUS FTP ARCHIVE
You can make files available to people elsewhere on the world computer network -- without telling them the password to your account -- by placing files in the anonymous ftp directory called /ftp/public.
Some things to know about the ftp.mat.uniroma1.it anonymous ftp archive:
Creating an Anonymous ftp Directory
The following example shows how to create a directory in the anonymous ftp area. After creating the directory, you can put files into it, making them available to anybody on the Internet.
where "mydir" is the name of your new directory.
chmod 755 mydir
The "chmod 755" command gives all users permission to copy any file you place in the "mydir" directory.
Putting Files into Your Anonymous ftp Directory
Once you have created your directory in the anonymous ftp area, you can copy files into the directory. To copy a file into your "mydir" directory, enter:
cp myfile /ftp/public/mydir
This places a copy of "myfile" into the "mydir" directory in the anonymous ftp area. Now, anyone on the Internet can use ftp to connect to ftp.mat.uniroma1.it, login as anonymous, change to the /ftp/public/mydir directory, and retrieve a copy of "myfile".
2. RETRIEVING FILES FROM mat.uniroma1.it ANONYMOUS FTP ARCHIVE
Anonymous ftp account provides only limited access to ftp.mat.uniroma1.it. You can only get a list of the files in the archive and copy files to your computer. Files of mat.uniroma1.it anonymous ftp archive can be accessed on the web at ftp://ftp.mat.uniroma1.it/public/. The archive can also be accessed using the ftp program on your computer.
Using anonymous ftp to retrieve files involves five basic steps:
When you have connected successfully, you will be prompted for a login name.
Logging in to the "anonymous" Account
To log in, at the prompt for a login name, enter: anonymous
The system also accept "ftp" as a login name.
Once you enter a login name, you are prompted for a password.
Enter your full email address for a password (using your email address for a password helps the manager track usage of the system). When you have logged successfully, a welcome message and then the ftp prompt (ftp>) are displayed.
The dir (listing of a directory), cd (change directory), and pwd (print the name of the directory you are currently in) commands are available to help you move around the system of files on the ftp archive.
cd public (or cd pub)
to see the list of files in this directory, at the ftp prompt (ftp>) enter:
Note: after logging in to the anonymous account, if you know the name ("mydir") of the directory in the public area that you want to access, you can go directly in this directory with the command: "cd mydir", and you don't need to enter: "cd public" before.
Once you find the file(s) you are looking for, you can use the get command to copy it to your computer. Files are copied into the current directory on your computer, which means files are copied into the directory you were in when you connected to ftp.mat.uniroma1.it.
Note: The default mode of ftp is "ascii" which is appropriate for files consisting of text. If the file you want to copy is a binary file --such as a software program-- you must put ftp into the binary mode before transferring the file. To do this, at the ftp prompt, enter: "binary".
where "filename" is the file you want to copy to your computer. You can also rename the file when it is copied to your computer by entering:
get filename newfilename
mget filename1 filename2
Where "filename1 filename2" is the list of files you want to copy.
When you use mget to copy multiple files, ftp will prompt you for a "yes" or "no" before it copies a file to your computer.
ftp will copy (after prompting you) all files in the current directory that end with .ps.
Doing this returns you to the system prompt on your computer.