F-PROT Pro BBS/FTP Download Procedure

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How to Download F-PROT Professional

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Regular updates to F-PROT Professional are posted to our BBS and FTP sites. Users with access to these sites can use these machines themselves, or can use the web-based ftp interface available in the file downloads section to get their updates. Please read the BBS-FTP Download Instructions before attempting to access files. Additional utilities, shareware and document files are also available to the registered user. You can join our css-software-updates mailing list to get e-mail notification when new updates are available on through FTP and BBS.

FTP Download Procedure

FTP ACCESS NOTE: A user ID and password are also required for the Command Software Systems FTP site. This FTP site provides access to the latest versions of our software without the expense of a long-distance call. Please contact your sales or tech support representative for more info.

  1. Execute your FTP software (preferably not a Web browser) package. The next steps will be based on the very reliable, though not very intuitive, ftp client FTP.EXE which comes with MS Windows 95. If you are using another ftp packeage, the steps are similar; you should modify them to match your GUI interface.

  2. With FTP.EXE, from a DOS prompt, type
    FTP ftp.commandcom.com [enter]
  3. Enter your user ID (different than your name) and your password, when prompted.
  4. Once you've connected, you will see an index listing the file library directories that are available. In most cases, you will be entering the "PRODUCTS" library. To enter this library, type
    cd products [enter]
  5. You will see another index related to the type of product this is, such as if it a "COMMERCIAL" or "EVAL" product you have access to. Remember to use "CD" to "change directory".
  6. You will see one more index relating to the product platform. Depending on your access depends whether or not you can go into the "F-PROT" directory (for F-PROT Prof. For DOS/Win. 3.1) or the F-PROT95 directory (for F-PROT Prof. For Win. 95), for instance.
  7. Once you enter a certain directory, a final index will appear listing the files available in that library and their descriptions. If you�d like to download a program, first type "BIN", for binary, and press enter. (Programs and images use binary transfer, text files can use ASCII.)
  8. To download a file, type "GET" followed by the file name and press enter. For example,
     get f31-24c1.exe [enter]
  9. To disconnect from ftp.commandcom.com, type


  • The file 00index contains the index that normally comes up automatically when you change directories.
  • Once you�ve connected, you may want to download WS_FTP within the PUB library. This is an MS Windows graphical user interface ftp client. It is easier to use than FTP.EXE, for instance, and is shareware.

Important FTP Instructions for Netscape Navigator users!!!

Replace "username" with your login id in following line and type it into the URL box of Netscape Navigator.

ftp://[email protected]

You will then be prompted for your password.

Important FTP Instructions for Microsoft Internet Explorer users!!!

Replace "username" with your login id and "password" with your password, in following line and type it into the URL box of Microsoft Explorer.

ftp://username:[email protected]

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BBS Download Procedure

BBS ACCESS NOTE: Bulletin Board System (BBS) Command Software�s BBS uses WorldGroup�s Galacticomm software. It can be accessed with a modem and local communications software. To do this:

  1. Execute your local communications package.
  2. Look at the package�s settings to make sure 8, N, 1 (8 bit, non-parity, 1stop bit) are set and flow control is off.
  3. Enter Command Software�s BBS's phone number, 561-575-1281.
  4. "Dial" out to connect to Command Software�s BBS.
  5. Once both computers have "hand shaked", you will be asked to enter your user ID (different than your name) and password.
  6. You now have several options to select from. At this point, you can enter "file libraries" ("L") in order to download or upload a file.
  7. Within file libraries, you will be prompted to enter into the specific library you are interested in. If you are not sure of its name, type "?" to see a list of the libraries that are available to you.

    Note: If you were not given access to a library, you will not see that product library.

  8. Once in a library, choose "find files within library" ("F"). Then, choose "F" again to "find files by name". To see "files within the current library", choose "C".
  9. Each file has a description next to it. Flag the file you would like to download by highlighting it and pressing the space bar.
  10. To download that file, enter "ALT-D". You may be asked to enter a particular transfer protocol; Z-modem is recommended.


Once you are connected, you may want to download the file WG-MODEM located in the "main" library.