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How to transfer ftp to ftp ? any direct ftp softwares to do this ?

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Yes you can transfer files between FTP servers without having to act as a proxy for the data.

It's called FXP and ftp server (many do) have to support it. You can read about FXP here and lftp (linux) and coreftp, flashfxp etc on windows.. Are clients you could use for FTP-FXP.

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thanks a lot.... flashfxp works...Thanks a lot – Athul Apr 11 '10 at 19:49
Careful with fxp- it should have been disabled by default and should be disabled when you are done as there are known exploits for fxp – Jim B Apr 12 '10 at 12:02
OMG... can you tell possible exploits with it ? – Athul Apr 12 '10 at 18:38
@JimB: if he can modify the server, then the whole question is kind of pointless, since he could install any kind of program to do this transfer anyway. – o0'. Dec 2 '11 at 9:05
@Lohoris- which is why it's disabled by default, a simple search for FXP can should what can be done with it but I have no desire to post them here. – Jim B Dec 2 '11 at 18:55

Back in the day we would use something called Kermit. Looks like it still exists. Give it a look it will certainly do what you need

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If I recall the RFCs on the FTP protocol, this was what PASSIVE mode ftp was all about. From a single control station, you open the two connections and then tell them to pass data between them directly. I have seen this feature rarely used in this capacity however.

Using a simple FTP client you can easily set this up.

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