Is FTP access different to a Windows vs a Linux server?

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  1. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a

    sk3pt1c

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    So the company i work for has two websites hosted on rackspace. One runs on a linux server and the other on a windows server.
    my question is this.
    In both cases, do i just fire up Transmit, enter ftp.websitename.com, enter my username/password and just log in?
    Or is there something that has to be done differently for the Windows server as opposed to the Linux server?
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Same process. FTP is FTP, regardless of the OS.

    jW
     
  3. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Yep, there should be no visible difference to the client.
     
  4. shinobi-81 macrumors 6502

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    FTP is a protocol for data transfer, like HTTP is. When you get access to files via FTP, you won't have to think or care about what kind of machine is hosting the files in the opposite end.
     
  5. clemsonhomerun macrumors newbie

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    i would assume you just asked this before actually trying...why?
     

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