Klaus Knopper answers your Linux questions

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Klaus Knopper is the creator of Knoppix and co-founder of LinuxTag expo. He currently works as a teacher, programmer, and consultant. If you have a configuration problem, or if you just want to learn more about how Linux works, send your questions to: klaus@linux-magazine.com

FTP Clients Gone? Is there no graphical FTP client on Knoppix? There used to be gFTP, but it disappeared in later versions.

In fact, there still are FTP clients, although you won’t find a dedicated FTP client in many distro menus anymore because the FTP and other, more secure network protocols (like SSHFS or SFTP) are now integrated into the virtual filesystem layer of the desktop, in KDE as well as Gnome. Also, the lightweight PCManFM of LXDE can use FTP through GVFS. Just enter your FTP URL like this: ftp://username@hostaddress/path/to/files

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