AIX Tip of the Week

AIX Tip of the Week: Using a Web Browser to FTP Files

Audience: AIX Users

Date: November 25, 2000

Any web browser can be used to ftp files using the standard URL syntax:


For security reasons, you should not include the password in the URL. The system will prompt for the missing password.


**Note: the full URL ftp syntax is


port = the port number for ftp (if different from standard)
path = the directory path, relative to the user id's home directory
type = transfer type: a = ascii, d = directory listing, i = binary (default) About IBM Help Search Feedback

Bruce Spencer,

November 25, 2000