Remote Access to Files (FTP)

Surfing the INTERNET

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FTP or File Transfer Protocol is what to use to retrieve a text file, software, or other item from a remote host.  Normal practice is to ftp to the host you want and login as "anonymous".  Some sites use the password "guest" while others require that you put in your network address as the password.  Some popular ftp sites follow:


This archive at Stanford ( or houses a plethora of Macintosh applications, utilities, graphics and sound files.


( or at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico contains a similar archive software for MS-DOS computers.

An FTP visit to the Network Service Center at ( is a gold mine of documents and training materials on net use.  See further information on this in the "Resources for Learning More" section of this article.