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Hi There
I would like to know the different situations I can use FTP.
My goal is to bypass our internal network and transfer files from one FTP site to Another.

Can you recommend a software that will do that with less cost.

Thanks
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williamvanerpCommented:
Sure you can use FTP to upload or download to another FTP site. If you use windows you can use the FTP command. If you like to use FTP with a GUI, maybe use CuteFTP. Easy to use, not expensive:
http://www.globalscape.com/cuteftp/
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Habib ZakariaNetwork Solutions ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I want to know something else.

Nowadays can you connect to FTP using Internet Explorer 8 or Windows Explorer. In Windows 7 where is the Windows Explorer?

Thanks,
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mchkorgCommented:
* About the transfers:
Hi, did you mean to copy files from one external ftp server (site A) directly to another ftp server (site B) so your computer that starts it all is just here to start the process, but nothing must be transferred between site A (or B) and your computer ?
If you're looking for it, it's not exactly FTP, but FXP : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_eXchange_Protocol
FXP, in a few words, transfers data between two sites and the control information between you and these sites.

You can find softwares for that. Some decades ago, I was using flashfxp, but I think it's not maintained any more. check the comparison lists on wikipedia.

* About IE8:
Yes, it's a basic FTP client. If your company's proxy (and IE) allows FTP.
You can enter an URL like : ftp://login:pass@ftp.server.com/

* About explorer in Win 7:
start => run => explorer
explorer.exe must be somewhere in c:\windows I guess

Is it OK?
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Habib ZakariaNetwork Solutions ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Excellent reply.
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