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j-ftp (version 1.35)

JFTP is a cross-platform graphical FTP client that provides an easy point-and-click interface to FTP servers on the Internet or intranets. JFTP runs on any platform that supports Java 1.1, and has been tested on Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, Linux, MacOS and Sparc and Intel Solaris platforms, connecting to NT and UNIX based FTP servers.

JFTP lets you "Quick Connect" to an FTP server for a one-time exchange. JFTP also maintains a mini-database of your favorite FTP sites, optionally saving your username, password, optional account, and local / remote starting directories. Easily create new connections, or delete unused ones in a friendly Connection Manager dialog. JFTP connections can be configured to work through an FTP proxy server.

In addition to basic store and retrieve functionality, JFTP also permits viewing, renaming, deleting, making directories, and changing directories (and local drives) on the local and remote computers. JFTP will transparently detect interrupted downloads from the previous session and optionally attempt to restart the download from the break point. (Not all FTP servers implement this capability.)

JFTP's file tables are right-click sensitive, presenting a pop-up menu of utility and transfer items (not available on MacOS.)

JFTP displays a scrolling log, recording the FTP client/server exchange, and optionally logs significant events to a file.

JFTP lets you define your preferences for sessions, such as startup directory, email address for anonymous FTP, password saving, logging, and others.