Snarf is a simple utility that is similar to wget, curl, ncftp, lynx, and fetch. Its main advantage is its small size (it's ideal for using on a rescue disk). It is also full featured, supporting ftp and http resume, http and ftp authentication, http redirect, proxies, SOCKS, gopher, progress indicators, and it uses configure.
SafeTP is a security application for Windows and UNIX users who use FTP to connect to their accounts on UNIX or NT FTP servers. The traditional FTP protocol is highly insecure: it sends passwords in the clear. SafeTP is designed to overcome this flaw. SafeTP consists of the client, sftpc, and the server, sftpd. A key advantage of SafeTP is transparency for clients. When the Windows version SafeTP is installed, any ordinary Windows FTP client automatically becomes a Secure FTP client, without any further user intervention.
The file check daemon monitors files according to rules defined in configuration files. When a file is considered stable (due to its age, presence of a flag file, etc.) then it gets copied to a new location. Rotating backups of the destination file can be made and owner, group and permissions can be specified for the destination. Some examples of where this utility has been found to be useful are: Moving files out of an incoming FTP directory in a timely manner. Moving files uploaded to a web server into directories with different user/group. This lets the administrator run the web server as a non-root user and accept uploads using web server based authentication and then move the files to a more secure area after the transfer. The details of how to determine whether a file is stable and what to do with it once it is are defined in a "Filespec" configuration file. There is a separate filespec for each file that will be monitored which means that each file can have unique behavior associated with it.
The Download Slave is a very flexible script which is controlled via eMail and stores files requested for downloading on the server's harddisk or sends them via eMail to the user who asked for them. Users are identified by their eMail address and a personal password, so only authorized users can use the service.