Monday, April 11, 2011

FTP play -- upload an audio file

This assignment will familiarize you with FTP and FileZilla, an FTP client. You will learn to use Filezilla to transfer files to a remote computer.

Download and install FileZilla. If you wish to use it in a school lab, install the portable version.
Play around with FileZilla, using it to transfer some files to your directory on sws.csudh.edu and back. Practice deleting and renaming files. Explore the options under the view and edit > settings menus.

Also watch the commands that are listed in the top display pane. They show you the interaction, the "conversation" between an FTP client and an FTP server as spelled out in the FTP protocol.

When you see how it works and are comfortable with FileZilla, upload the introductory .mp3 file you created for this assignment. Be sure the file is named intro.mp3.

Next, use a Web client to retrieve and play your file. The URL (Web address) of your file will be:

http://sws.csudh.edu/<your user name>/intro.mp3.

Print and turn in a screen shot of the browser while the audio is playing and another one of Filezilla showing the audio file on the server.

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