Client FTP Instructions
|In order to send or receive files via FTP, you must receive a login
name and password from your Stephen Malm. If you send any
files via FTP, please ensure your Stephen Malm knows, via email, that you
have placed a file so they know it is ready to be retrieved.
What is FTP?
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a method by which computers can send files to one another over the internet. I offer FTP services to our print partners, allowing you to deliver your files to us via the Internet, and visa versa.
In order to use my FTP server you must have:
Internet Explorer and other browser based FTP utilities may not always be supported due to security concerns.
FTP is not always the best method of sending files. If your local Internet connection is slow, FTP can tie-up your computer for some time. I do not recommend sending files over 5MB via FTP if you have a dialup connection. With a broadband connection, you may send files up to 50MB in size. Please do not send larger files via FTP without prior approval. If you have files larger then 100MB to deliver, it is best to save them to a CD and send them via overnight service.
FTP programs are small and easy to use. Essentially, you just open the program, log on to my server, and drag and drop files from your computer to ours and visa versa. Once you have done it once, you will appreciate ease and speed at which files can be shared.
If you are on a Mac based system, I suggest you obtain a copy of Fetch. You can obtain a trial copy of Fetch at download.com here: http://download.com.com/3000-2151-10182446.html Setup and connections with Fetch will be similar to those listed below for PC based LeechFTP, but this demonstration will be limited to LeechFTP.
LeechFTP is an easy to use shareware Windows based FTP program. You can download it here in a Zipped format: ftp://malmz.com/LeechFTP/lftp13.zip
LeechFTP is in a zipped format to reduce the download time and maintain the integrity of the files. You must have an Unzip tool installed on your PC to unzip this file. If you don't have an Unzip tool, you can download a free evaluation of WinZip from download.com here: http://download.com.com/3405-20-960683.html Please follow WinZip's instructions for using this program.
Using LeechFTP on your Windows based PC:
1. Download and install LeechFTP. When installing LeechFTP, use all the default installation options.
2. Open LeechFTP. There will be a LeechFTP icon under >Start >Programs if it installed properly.
3. When LeechFTP opens, it should look similar to the picture above.
"A" is a communication window. When you connect to our server, and your computer and our computer talk, you will see this communication in this window.
"B" is a file status window. You will see the progress or your upload or download in this window.
"C" is window that shows your the files on your local computer (your folders will vary from the above picture). You can open folders by double clicking on them, or go up one folder level by double clicking on the folder.
"D" is a window that will show you our computer once you are connected.
"E" is what you need to click to connect to our computer.
4. Click on "E". and an connection information window will open.
5. Downloading or Uploading Files:
6. To see the files which you have just uploaded or downloaded in their new respective locations, click the refresh button while the desired window is highlighted.
7. To log off our computer, simply close LeechFTP. That's it!