Question QG-004:

How do I access the ADINA ftp site?

Answer:

Sometimes, it is necessary to send files to or receive files from ADINA R & D. If the file size is 4 MB or less, you can send it to us as an attachment in your email. For larger files, we can exchange files via the ADINA ftp site.

To minimize the transfer time, we recommend that all files be compressed (e.g. using winzip or gzip).

We show two ways to get files from or put files to the ftp site - by command mode, and by an ftp client. Command mode may not work when there is significant latency in the internet connection. An ftp client is recommended.

Please send us the names of the files that you have uploaded. Note that the file names are case-sensitive. To avoid errors in typing the file name, and subsequent delay in retrieving your files, we recommend strongly that you copy and paste the file names in your email to us.

Kindly note that firewalls and internet security software may block ftp downloads and uploads.

Note also that all files put on our ftp directories are public. If you need to share a private file with us, please password-protect the file.

Command mode

In a Unix or DOS window,

  ftp www.adina.com
  login: <'f236372.userupload' for uploads; 'f236372.userdownload' for downloads>
  I6!!cQLDWLiqAQR!($$$$)
  

Note: For the correct password, copy the line just above and remove the last 6 characters (i.e., the dollar signs with the parentheses).

To put a file, say "xyz.zip", for us, (for text file, skip the binary command)

  binary
  put xyz.zip
  

To get a file "abc.gz" from us, (for text file, skip the binary command)

  binary
  get abc.gz
  

Using an ftp client

You can use an ftp client that has a manual transfer function for the download.

We introduce FileZilla, a free ftp client, and FTP Voyager, a paid ftp client.

FileZilla

FileZilla is a free ftp client that may be downloaded and installed from

http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla

You will need version 3.1.6 or higher; the latest FileZilla installation file will detect the presence of an existing installation and initiate an update as appropriate.

With FileZilla, you can perform Manual Transfer by ftp as follows:

  1. Log in with the Site Manager to
    Host: www.adina.com
    Servertype: FTP - File Transfer Protocol
    Logontype: Normal
    User: (f236372.userdownload OR f236372.userupload)
    Password: I6!!cQLDWLiqAQR!($$$$)  -- See Note below! --
    

    Note: For the correct password, copy the password from the line just above and remove the last 6 characters (i.e., the dollar signs with the parentheses). Of course, this does not include "-- See Note below! --" or any blank spaces!

    If you are uploading a file for us, please enter 'f236372.userupload' as the User Name.

    If you are downloading a file from us, please enter 'f236372.userdownload' as the User Name. The screenshot below shows a typical download.

  2. An easier way to perform an download is simply to drag the file from the pane representing our ftp site to the pane representing your computer folder (vice versa for a upload, with the 'f236372.userupload' User Name of course).

Other ftp clients

If you have FTP Voyager, you can download and upload files by simply dragging and dropping the file(s) from your computer desktop to the our ftp folder pane in the FTP Voyager window. FTP Voyager has many powerful features, but it is not free software.

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