mTCP FTP is an FTP client for DOS that is designed to
run well on just about any machine that runs DOS. That includes
everything from a PCjr running DOS 2.1 to the latest virtual machines
running whatever version of DOS you have installed. Features include:
- PORT and PASSIVE transfer modes for the widest
compatibility with servers and firewalls
- 'Classic' transfer mode for use with ancient servers like
the FTP server included in NCSA Telnet
- MGET/MPUT commands for transfering multiple files at a time
- Configurable buffer sizes that allow you to tailor the
program for size or speed
- Support for quoting parameters, allowing for spaces in
filenames and directory names
- Exceptional performance, even when using the default buffer
- Limited scripting: the FTP client can run commands in a file
redirected from STDIN
Here is a screen shot of the FTP client running under DOSBox:
Signing onto ftp.freenet.de using
mTCP FTP client.
Why use an FTP client for DOS?
- Using an FTP client is far faster than using floppy disks to move
data to and from your DOS machine.
- For file sharing you can setup a shared driver letter using other
programs, but those often require much more memory. The FTP client only
takes up memory when it is in use, leaving that memory available for
programs when it is not running.
- The FTP client can connect to any FTP server on the Internet;
shared drive letter programs can not do that.
- If you are running DOS in a virtual machine it provides a fast
and convenient way to transfer files to and from the host machine.
The mTCP FTP client is included with the other mTCP based
applications. They can be
downloaded from the main
18th, 2009, Last updated July 5th, 2015
(C)opyright Michael B.
Brutman, mbbrutman at gmail.com