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Q23a: How does anonymous ftp work?  
A23a: Anonymous ftp is a method of making files available to anyone on  
the Internet. In brief, if you are on a system with ftp (e.g. Unix), you 
type "ftp lyapunov.ucsd.edu", or whatever system you wish to access. You 
are prompted for your name and you reply "anonymous". You are prompted  
for your password and you reply with your email address. You then use  
ls" to list the files, "cd" to change directories, "get" to get files, an
"quit" to exit. For example, you could say "cd /pub", "ls", "get README", 
and "quit"; this would get you the file "README". See the man page ftp(1) 
or ask someone at your site for more information.  
  
In this FAQ file, anonymous ftp addresses are given in the form  
name.of.machine:/pub/path [1.2.3.4]. The first part "name.of.machine" is  
the machine you must ftp to. If your machine cannot determine the host  
from the name, you can try the numeric Internet address: "ftp 1.2.3.4". The  
part after the colon: "/pub/path" is the file or directory to access once you  
are connected to the remote machine.  
  
Q23b: What if I can't use ftp to access files?  
A23b: If you don't have access to ftp because you are on a uucp/Fidonet/etc  
network there is an e-mail gateway at ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com that can  
retrieve the files for you. To get instructions on how to use the ftp gateway  
send a message to ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com with one line containing the  
word 'help'.  
  

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