FileZilla Stomps Expensive FTP Utilities8 Jun, 2011 By: Robert Green
CAD Manager's Toolbox: This useful FTP program features a price point you can't argue with — free.
In this edition of the CAD Manager's Toolbox, I'll continue my series about cool, inexpensive utilities that I use. Today we'll explore the FileZilla FTP utility, which is 100% free.
If you ever use FTP to upload or download large files, you're already familiar with this type of utility. FileZilla only requires a download from filezilla-project.org and a simple installation, and you're up and running.
The FileZilla interface reminds me very much of the WS-FTP utility I've used for years, with panes for the local computer on the left side of the screen, remote computer on the right, and transfer progress on the bottom. It is simple to set up your FTP site parameters using the Site Manager, and to establish communication parameters like maximum upload/download and directory deletion permissions using the Setup screen.
The FileZilla interface includes panes for the local computer, remote computer, and transfer progress.
All in all, FileZilla delivers everything I need in an FTP utility program. Now that price is no object, I've put FileZilla on all my remotely accessed computers so I can log in and transfer files to my servers from a business center or an iPad.
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