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FTP - File transfer Protocol
FTP has been around for ages and it seems that it will exist forever. I myself prefer using scp when I can. However, FTP/SFTP allows you to segment your users and file system a bit more than you would with an sshd.
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21.8. ftplib — FTP protocol client — Python v2.6.4 documentation - Tools/scripts/ftpmirror.py is a mirror script in python using ftplib.
Did you know that you can mirror using wget?
wget --mirror ftp://user:firstname.lastname@example.org
Will actually create a mirror in the cwd under ftp.thedomain.com directory.
Wget Manual - Examples
Mirrordir - Mirrors a directory tree in every detail
Created: 2009-12-24 08:48:32
Modified: 2013-09-08 21:08:51