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Free FTP Client

, 9 Dec 2003 CPOL
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An FTP client to connect and work on an FTP server
Sample Image - screen.jpg

Introduction

StuffFTP is a free for life FTP client. This FTP client will allow you to connect to FTP servers and upload and download files.

Motivation

Why did I create and continue to support StuffFTP? First, it is a learning experience and, since I just got laid off from my company, I decided to use some of the tools they have provided. It's legal, as I technically bought them and they do not have other programmers following in my footsteps, nor do they plan on hiring any, to create something for the community. I also used another FTP program that was freeware for a while and then became pay to use software with little to no notice. That irked me and a friend suggested I create my own FTP client. So I am.

Progress

This is currently a work in progress and I would be the first to say there is a lot of work to do. Since I am laid off, I have lots of time on my hands. And this is an excellent chance for me to learn some of the concepts of C++ that I wanted to, but never had the chance to while I was working. I was hoping to get a job in San Jose, CA, but decided to hold off and live on savings for a while.

Guarantee

I will support this program as best I can. I use the forum because I have trouble responding to email, especially when I get a whole bunch of SPAM everyday. There is no adware or spyware in the program, and I guarantee that it will be free for the life of the program.

Some people have already asked why I don't open source the project. The main reason is I do not know if I can. StuffFTP uses some proprietary third party libraries. I do not know if I can post the source code or header files to those libraries. So everyone will have to wait until I can get rid of those libraries or hear back from the companies concerning my question about releasing header and associated help files.

Tools

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET C++/MFC
  • Clickteam Install Maker
  • Clickteam Patch Maker
  • Betaone.net forum members
  • CXListCtrl by Hans Dietrich

3rd Party Libraries

The application uses Catalyst Socket Tools Library Edition and Professional UI GUI library. So far, the support has been fair with Prof-UI and outstanding with Catalyst. The Catalyst tool is for the actual FTP connection and, as the name suggests, Prof-UI is being used for the GUI.

How to Contribute

Money! Just kidding, you can contribute by downloading, using and giving feedback on the program. That way I can determine which path to take with the application and which features to prioritize or not. Graphics are also where I need lots of help. I am left brained and cannot draw a good stick figure to save my life. If you can help with graphics or anything else, please let me know. Also, talk to me. I am bored. I have no job at the moment, so I can use the company.

Features

  • Able to upload/download from server/computer
  • Connect to FTP sites using login
  • Connect using other ports besides 21
  • Delete, rename and CHMOD a file

History

  • 12/10/2003 - Version 0.11a
  • 12/07/2003 - Version 0.10a

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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About the Author

Code4Food
Web Developer
United States United States
My real name is Sam I live in Monterey, California. I am currently unemployed - long story. I am trying to secure a job as a programmer in the Silicon Valley area of CA but so far no luck. Now with all this extra time I am writing code and learning concepts I have put off because I was too busy working Smile | :)
 
I have completed two of my programming goals: release software in the form of freeware, and write an article for CodeProject!

Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralMy vote of 1 PinmemberMember 360100414-Sep-10 4:48 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmemberluo_lin14-Sep-10 2:33 
GeneralMy vote of 2 Pinmemberpophelix24-Jul-09 23:08 
Rant[My vote of 1] I feel sorry but I need the source PinmemberYi Li20-Apr-09 18:33 
QuestionFTP Client PinmemberIceberg7919-Jul-07 4:24 
Generalwasteoftime Pinmembervishnya23-Sep-06 10:04 
GeneralFileZilla: a free FTP client / server WITH SOURCES !!!! PinmemberKandjar29-Mar-04 0:57 
GeneralRe: FileZilla: a free FTP client / server WITH SOURCES !!!! PinmemberJohann Gerell29-Mar-04 2:15 
GeneralFilesize about FTP! PinsussAnonymous3-Feb-04 4:13 
GeneralRe: Filesize about FTP! PinsussAnonymous3-Feb-04 4:15 
GeneralOne more very nice FTP automation FTP client PinsussAnonymous14-Dec-03 22:22 
QuestionWhat's up with people? PinmemberJörgen Sigvardsson11-Dec-03 13:28 
AnswerRe: What's up with people? PinmemberCode4Food11-Dec-03 14:50 
GeneralRe: What's up with people? PinmemberJörgen Sigvardsson11-Dec-03 15:04 
GeneralRe: What's up with people? PinmemberCode4Food11-Dec-03 17:05 
GeneralNot shareware.com Pinmemberbitrat11-Dec-03 8:27 
GeneralRe: Not shareware.com PinmemberCode4Food11-Dec-03 9:10 
QuestionWhat is the point of the article? PinmemberJaniOrca11-Dec-03 2:01 
AnswerRe: What is the point of the article? PinmemberCode4Food11-Dec-03 2:41 
AnswerRe: What is the point of the article? PinsussAnonymous17-Dec-03 23:26 
QuestionSource code ? PinmemberRazr33310-Dec-03 21:12 
AnswerRe: Source code ? PinmemberCode4Food11-Dec-03 2:55 

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