To open a connection to the ftp server on a remote host:
ftp> open castor Connected to castor.ucs.ed.ac.uk. 220 castor FTP server (SunOS 4.1) ready. Name (castor:erpl08): erpl08 331 Password required for erpl08. Password: not echoed 230 User erpl08 logged in. ftp>
This shows the user opening a connection to their account on the remote host "castor". Notice that you must supply your username and password for your account on the remote host.
To open a connection to an "anonymous ftp" server on a remote host:
ftp> open info.cern.ch Connected to nxoc01.cern.ch. 220 nxoc01 FTP server (Version 5.20 (NeXT 1.0) ..... Name (info.cern.ch:erpl08): anonymous 331 Guest login ok, send ident as password. Password: enter your email address here 230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply. ftp>
This shows a user opening a connection to the anonymous ftp server "info.cern.ch", which is located in CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland.
This server is an archive for the software and documentation used by the World Wide Web.