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We have met many of Interarhcie's features in the last Chapter and will mention its search facilities later.

Interarchy's FTP window (Fig. 4.3) accepts information about a remote file or directory, and then does one of the following:

Interarchie's FTP Window

The FTP window has the following parts:

-- The hostname of the FTP server goes here; typically it will start with 'www.' or 'ftp.', but not always. This machine must be running an FTP server, or 'daemon', and be configured to allow you access.
-- This is the location of the directory or file on the remote server. If you don't know it, leave this field blank; you can navigate from the listing window to find your file.
-- If you have an account on this server, enter the name here; if not, Interarchy will use the special anonymous account. If you type a username and server that's stored in the Apple Keychain, Interarchy will automatically fill in the Password field for you.
-- If you have an account, it should have an associated password, which goes here. Whatever you type will be shown as bullets, so others can't read your password. Note: Passwords are not saved in bookmarks. If you don't have an account, leave this blank to use the anonymous account.
Get Listing (button #1)
-- With this option selected, the List button will bring up a Listing window, which you can use to perform further actions, including Get Directory/File & View File. Typing Command-1 will set this option.
Get Directory/File (button #2)
-- This option will download the file specified; if a directory is specified, it will download the directory and all its contents; if the Path field is blank, Interarchy will download everything you can access via FTP. Typing Command-2 will set this option.
View File (button #3)
-- The View File command downloads the specified file and opens it in the text editor specified in the Internet control panel, or SimpleText if none is configured. Typing Command-3 will set this option.
The Save button saves a bookmark file. Note: Fetch 3.0.1 uses a compatible bookmark format, so FTP bookmark files are interchangeable between the two programs; bookmarks for schemes Fetch doesn't support, like finger & whois, won't work in Fetch. Passwords are not saved in bookmarks.
-- If you click the Keychain button , Interarchy will fill in your password from the Keychain. This button is dimmed if the Apple Keychain isn't installed. If you type Option-Tab, Interarchy will clear the path field, and fill in both username and password from the Keychain; if the keychain doesn't have the information, username & password will be cleared.
-- When you're finished entering information, click this button to connect and take the specified action. The text of the button changes to match the selected action. Add to Keychain With this option checked, Interarchy will save your FTP information, including password, in the Apple Keychain, which stores account information conveniently and securely.

The Apple Keychain is a place to store all your passwords in one secure location. You unlock the keychain using a single master password, and after it is unlocked, Interarchy can save your passwords in the Keychain and read them out again later.

If Interarchy notices a host and username it has seen before, it will retrieve the password from the Keychain and fill it in for you. The Keychain is controlled through the Keychain Access control panel. If you have a URL on the Clipboard, you can simply Paste it and Interarchy will put break it into the appropriate fields.

The FTP Download command is the same as FTP Listing, except that it preselects the Get Directory/Get File button (#2). The FTP Upload command brings up a brief note explaining that uploads are managed through FTP Listing windows, and provides an FTP Listing button.

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Dave Marshall