FTPFS(4) FTPFS(4) NAME ftpfs - file transfer protocol (FTP) file system SYNOPSIS ftpfs [ -/ ] [ -m mountpoint ] [ -a password ] system DESCRIPTION Ftpfs dials the TCP file transfer protocol (FTP) port, 21, on system and mounts itself (see bind(2)) on mountpoint (default /n/ftp) to provide access to files on the remote machine. If required by the remote machine ftpfs will prompt for user name and password. The user names ftp and anonymous are often used to offer guest/read-only access to machines. Anonymous ftp may be called without user interac- tion by specifying the password. By default the file seen at the mount point is the user's home directory. The option -/ can be used to force the mount point to correspond to the remote root. To terminate the connection, unmount (see bind(1)) the mount point. SEE ALSO bind(2) BUGS Symbolic links on remote Unix systems will always have mode 0777 and a length of 8. After connecting to a TOPS-20 system, the mountpoint will contain only one directory, usually /n/ftp/PS:<ANONYMOUS>. However, walking to any valid directory on that machine will succeed and cause that directory entry to appear under the mountpoint.