How can I FTP files to and from CEI?


ls load.cmd

Connected to (
220 FTP server (Version wu-2.6.2-5) ready.

Name ( anonymous
331 Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as password.
Password:(your email address)
230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.

ftp> cd incoming
250 CWD command successful.

ftp> bin
200 Type set to I.

ftp> passive
Passive mode off.

ftp> passive
Passive mode on.

ftp> put load.cmd
local: load.cmd remote: load.cmd
227 Entering Passive Mode (208,1,63,16,82,231)
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for load.cmd.
226 Transfer complete.
1152 bytes sent in 0.0175 secs (64 Kbytes/sec)

ftp> quit
221-You have transferred 1152 bytes in 1 files.
221-Total traffic for this session was 1649 bytes in 1 transfers.
221-Thank you for using the FTP service on
221 Goodbye.

If you don’t set mode to passive, or if you don’t cd pub/incoming’ then you’ll get the following error when you
try to ‘put myfile’.

553 Could not create file

The hostname of our FTP server is
When prompted, login with the username
‘anonymous’ (without the quotes) and your email address for the password.
After logging in, type ‘cd pub/incoming’ to place the files in the
proper subdirectory.  Next type ‘put myfile’ to send ‘myfile’ to our server.

If you don’t cd to the proper directory you will get an error.

If the files are binary, be sure to send the files in binary mode. The
FTP command ‘bin’ should toggle this on.

Our FTP server only supports passive transfers. If you are not
set to ‘passive’ you may get an
error when you attempt to send (typically an ‘Illegal PORT Command’ error)
or you may not even be able to login to our server.
If you have these problems, try beginning your session as follows:


>> passive
>> open

Once files are on our server, they can not be seen, changed, renamed or
deleted for security reasons. If your file tranfer fails during the
send, you’ll need to send your file the second time with a new name as
you cannot overwrite the previous file.

Consider zipping up or tarring and gzipping up associated files into
a single archive and sending the archive. It’s faster and easier to
keep everything together.

Don’t forget to send email to once the files are there.