Downloading files without using a web browser.....???

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    Downloading files without using a web browser.....???

    Ok, at school we can download things through the cmd, like with ftp. But if I try to download with ftp through the browser, it doesn't let you. So, if I want to download thing off of an http site, how can I do that through the command prompt? (windows 2000)

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    is it possible for you to opne web pages in browser? if not I'm fraid your school block HTTP :/

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    It's just normal browser stuff, with this restricting software called BESS. But what blocks the downloads is called Visual Casel.

    No, HTTP is not blocked. The part about downloading things is blocked by Visual Casel. But for some reason I was able to use FTP in the cmd prompt.

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    It can't block ALL downloads, if it did you wouldn't even be able to surf the net. That Casel thing probably just blocks IE's downloading.

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    Telnet to the sites FTP location and download from there.
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    I'm trying to figure out what the ftp site is....

    www.waukesha.k12.wi.us

    a teachers web site is hosted there, i need to download files from that site.

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    oh and i forgot -- for FTP i would need to login, but i can't becuase i don't have access to that

    i just need download access like you would have by visiting the page with http

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    Use FTP to download Opera or Mozilla web browser. Then install it and do it via that browser, until the visual software is updated it wont even check those browsers. Same if it was Web Sense. Or go to one of the anonomyzer rip off proxy webpages and access it via those.

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    Away.

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    Originally posted by Leeman_s
    oh and i forgot -- for FTP i would need to login, but i can't becuase i don't have access to that

    i just need download access like you would have by visiting the page with http
    Try 'ftp' or 'anonymous' (no quotes) as the login.
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    Originally posted by cc0d3r
    Try 'ftp' or 'anonymous' (no quotes) as the login.
    Highly unlikely that any "freebie" accounts are active, and if there are its most likely to be a "guest" account.

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    Originally posted by RoD
    Highly unlikely that any "freebie" accounts are active, and if there are its most likely to be a "guest" account.
    ftp/anonymous is the standard login for the anonymous ftp. While guest might work for other types of network software, it isn't the case here.

    Anyway, anonymous ftp on your school's server is enabled, but the password seems to be changed from the default. Maybe, try using your school username if you've got one.
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    ftp/anonymous is the standard login for the anonymous ftp. While guest might work for other types of network software, it isn't the case here.
    In the case of FTP in the present this standard is very rarely followed. They go instead with the instance that the majority of average computer users know, and that is a guest account, if they allow one at all.

    Another shining example of catoring to windows users who dont know much about computers.

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    I'm probably wrong but when you download a file from a site isn't the download just really a link to the file on their ftp part? And you don't nessesarily need a login for that so wouldn't it just work?
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    Originally posted by ZakkWylde969
    I'm probably wrong but when you download a file from a site isn't the download just really a link to the file on their ftp part? And you don't nessesarily need a login for that so wouldn't it just work?
    No, not always FTP.

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