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It is our policy to reduce the e-mail traffic produced by e-mail attachments, KANRAD Engineering prefers using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) for sending and receiving files to and from our office.

If the file you are attaching to your e-mail message is greater than 500K bytes, we ask that you send us this file via FTP. By the way, all large files should be sent via FTP whenever possible.

If you are unfamiliar with this process, there are many websites and programs that will instruct you on its use. Some of the FTP programs that are available are: WSFTP from Ipswitch, Total Commander from Christian Ghisler, Internet Neighborhood from Deerfield, CuteFTP, and others too numerous to mention.

Click here to access our FTP server from your browser

Our preferred FTP client is Total Commander for FTP transfers. This application is a file management utility with excellent FTP features. We have an on-site FTP server. You will need a username and password to login. You can obtain this information by contacting our office. Here are sample screenshots of Total Commander and Internet Explorer

Our FTP server is setup for Anonymous Logins & Username/Password Logins. For Anonymous Logins, you can only read files from our server. You cannot write files (upload) to our server. For Username/Password Logins, you will be able to read (download) files and also write (upload) files to our server in the 'To Kanrad' folder.

Once you are familiar with your FTP clients features, the following information is what you will need to send and receive files from our server:

Session Name: KANRAD Engineering
(This can be anything. It's just a name for you to remember the connection. Your program might have a different heading).

Host Name: ftp.kanrad.net
(Typically this is the server you are trying to connect to. Since we have our own registered domain, this is the typical syntax. Most other ISP's and registered domains are similar, such as MPower Communications (our ISP), which has a host name of: ftp.mpower.com).

Username:
(Please contact KANRAD engineering for a valid username.

Password:
(Please contact KANRAD engineering for a valid password.

Remote Directory or Folder: /From Kanrad
(This is our directory for outgoing files. You can download from this directory and view its contents, but you cannot delete any files.

Remote Directory or Folder: /To Kanrad
(This is our directory for incoming files you are sending to us. You can upload to this directory and view its contents, but you cannot delete files or download from it). If you sent us a file by mistake, you will need to contact us and inform us or your error.

Local Directory or Folder: C:\Windows\download
(This is your local directory on your hard drive. It can also be a network directory. Just enter the directory you typically will send or receive files from).

You can also use your browser to download (Read from KANRAD) and upload (Write to KANRAD). For Anonymous Logins, just enter in the address area ftp.kanrad.net or click on the link. For Username/Password Logins, you will also need to click on the 'File' pulldown, click 'Login' and enter the Username and Password. Once you are logged in, click on the From Kanrad or To Kanrad Folders as appropriate. If you do not see any Folders or Folders that are missing, click your Refresh or Reload button on your browser to update your cache. To send a file to us, just drag the file to the To Kanrad folder. If you need to download a file from us, just click on the From Kanrad folder and click on the file you need. A dialogue box will pop up inform you to save the file. We also have two other folders. The 'Download' folder are useful applications we use. The 'FTP Clients' folders are the installation programs for various FTP clients. This way you don't have to search for it. We add applications to these folders from time to time.
Note: You will need Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher, or Netscape 4.7 or higher to access our FTP server. Also Internet Explorer users, make sure the 'Enable Folder view for FTP Sites' is checked. You can find this option by clicking Tools| Internet| Options |Advanced |Browsing |Enable folder view for FTP Sites.

That's all you really need to know. It's really not that difficult and you will do your part in relieving the traffic generated by e-mail attachments. E-mail was originally designed for quick notes, small letters and small files. Please be conscious of your e-mail attachments prior to sending them through cyberspace.

Thanks for your cooperation. If you would like to comment on the above procedure, or see mistakes in the text content, please e-mail or call our Webmaster at KANRAD Engineering

   

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