October 29th, 2012, 09:44 AM
How can I transfer Unix files to windows using a modem?
I have only a little experience with Unix but can get around a little. I have a client who has a very old unix box (not sure what the exact configutation is, they said it's IBM though) and it has several non-text files that need to be transfered off of it quickly before the drive crashes and it's old and unstable. I have access via modem to the box. Can someone help me out with commands to access the files and then transfer the files using the modem connection? I assume that the server has FTP on it but I am not sure how to check that, that I would need a little help on too, how do I know what the ftp connection is? thanks in advance!
November 6th, 2012, 10:08 PM
You need to look in the server to see if the ftp daemon is running. If it is you have to add an account so you have a login and password you can use. Then connect to the FTP server and download the files. (Make the account's root directory /, the root directory of the file system.)