I am trying to ftp a file from one in-house Linux computer to another. The file is 15GB and it keeps timing out. How can I prevent this? I looked at: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Linux/Q_11571759.html?query=ftp+timeout&topics=32
which suggested using 'idle nnnn' at the ftp> prompt where 'nnn' is the number of seconds. I tried this and all I get is "'SITE IDLE ' not understood". Another suggestion was to set various timeout settings in /etc/proftpd.conf, but I see none of these settings in my .conf file.
How do I do this? the ftp computer is Linux version 2.4.31 (Slackware). I see no version options for ftp and running it doesn't display anything. My ftpd computer is Linux version 2.4.29 (Slackware) running ProFTPD 1.2.10.