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    How do I get a link for a download?

    How do I get a link for a download using an FTP?

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    I don't know if I understand the question...

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    dont know what you mean about the FTP, but if you want to download a file, simply link to it (example- if the file is buba.exe then link to buba.exe just as you would buba.html)

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    FTP is pretty much the same way. Just instead of http just put ftp. If you're on a free web hosting service (geocities, I think is the only one that does this) you will have to have your viewers right click and Save Target As, cause GC doesn't allow file downloading or doesn't do something I don't know they're poopheads!!

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    Let me re-phrase the question. I have a file on my FTP and I want to share it with my friends. But unfortunatly I don't know how to link it to my FTP. Plus sometimes when it works its gives me permission not granted (its a zip file). Anyone can help?

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    Hi,

    If the file is on a secure ftp server you could like to it by

    Code:
    <a href="user:pass@ftp://ftp.yourserver.com/file.exe">download</a>
    The problem with this method is that it reveals the password to any visitor.

    Instead you could put the file in your public_html (or equvilant) but in your server and then link to it as you would a page.

    Code:
    <a href="http://yourserver.com/file.exe">download</a>

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    Originally posted by Fletch
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    <a href="http://yourserver.com/file.exe">download</a>
    I did that but the permission isn't set right. What shold the permision be?

    Scooter

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    Hi,

    I have never had to change the permissions of a file so it is available for download. What format is the file in? and are you sure the file is in the public area of your server?

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    zip file and it is in a public area.

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