The STLinux distribution can be downloaded using a web browser or an FTP client.
For Linux, the most common FTP client is the command line ftp program, although more sophisticated clients such as lftp are also available. Under Windows, there are numerous clients available, including CuteFTP, FileZilla, SmartFTP, or WS-FTP.
The following example shows how to download an STLinux-2.4 ISO image file from the STLinux FTP site to the /home/STLinux directory on the local PC.
host% ftp ftp.stlinux.com Connected to ftp.stlinux.com. 220 Welcome to stlinux.com FTP service. User (ftp.stlinux.com:(none)): anonymous 331 Please specify the password. Password: firstname.lastname@example.org 230 Login successful. ftp> lcd /home/STLinux Local directory now /home/STLinux ftp> cd /pub/stlinux/2.4/iso 250 CWD command successful. ftp> binary 200 Type set to I. ftp> get STLinux-2.4-sh4-20100401.iso 200 PORT command successful. 150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for STLinux-2.4-sh4-20100401.iso (512872448 bytes). 226 Transfer complete. ftp: 512872448 bytes received in 75.05Seconds 4367.31Kbytes/sec. ftp> quit 221-You have transferred 512872448 bytes in 1 files. 221-Total traffic for this session was 512872448 bytes in 1 transfers. 221 Thank you for using the FTP service on ftp.stlinux.com.