Clipped from Deja.com from post by: Ingo Pakleppa
Assumption : your college server is a Unix System. Create a file called ".netrc" in your home directory. Create entries in the file in the following format. machine login password
For e.g. if you are doing an anonymous ftp from say ftp1.netscape.com then the entry would be something like
machine ftp1.netscape.com login anonymous password firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the file. Start your ftp and execute any download you want to and suspend your ftp process (using CTRL-Z). On suspension take the process into background using the command bg. At this point even if you log out the ftp will continue on it's work.
Cool, now I can download iso's with the server overnight. Note, this was an early Scribble, the original formatting and some text was lost, I think.
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