Mac "Connect to Server" alternative

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Hello, I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, but I've been asked to transfer some files by using the Mac Go > Connect to server. The problem is, I don't own a Mac, and they don't know how to accomplish the same thing with Windows. Is it the same thing as FTP?
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http://kb.iu.edu/data/aklh.html

That explains it. ^^^ It's not FTP.

How big are the files? Do you have an account on the server?
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Thanks, I'm not sure how big the files are, but I have an account for one server (to upload and download), and I can sign in as guest for the other (just to download files).

Is it possible to connect with Windows?
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If FTPD is running you can connect with windows. If you want to test it, open a command prompt and type:
ftp xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx If you are using the ip address.
OR
ftp blah.com if you are using the domain name.
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Thanks! It connected, but it won't accept "guest" as a user, even though it's supposed to have guest access. Mac users have been able to get on though.
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Mac users probably aren't using FTP to connect. Ask the admin for an FTP account so you can upload the files.
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Alright, thank you.

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