> Is it possible to initiate an ftp session from a shell script ? I'd like
> to initiate a session between a unix server and a laptop on a dial up
> connection. Does the laptop have to be running an ftp server to do this ?
people. However, advanced programmers have made available ftp
front-ends of their own that automate this process, and I would
encourage you to have a look at their (debugged!) code.