FTP client in C???

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    Unhappy FTP client in C???

    Hi everybody,

    here's the problem: this is my first networking class, and our project is to develop an FTP client... I am just clueless!!!

    I have never done any network programming before, and we didn't even do anything in class that comes anywhere close to doing something like that. The teacher said that developing the FTP client wouldn't be hard (huh???), but he wants it fast.

    I'd like some resources that could help me do my project. Once again, besides a little program about socket programming (that we didn't actually have to write, but just saw in class), we didn't do any kind of network programming!!

    Thanks in advance,
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    You can search some projects in planet-source-code or you can try to read "Beej Network Guide" and try to build one by yourself.

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    Load this URL: http://tangentsoft.net/wskfaq/

    Skip down to the examples. Start with the simple client and study the basic client code. This will give you the basic communication part of the program. You will need to lookup the protocol and port for ftp. Once you have the basic communication working you can start to add the many features generally found in an ftp client.

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    The FTP RFC . Happy reading
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    Thank you all for the ressources... I guess I'm going to have a lot of reading to do ;-)

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    Yea, just study Sockets and the RFC above. You'll get it in no time.
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    Thanks Xei... I'll do that!!
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    samps005,
    I started reading this tutorial... It's taking me a lot of time, but I'm starting to get it... slooooowly
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