~ FTP Searching~
Version 0.04
October 2005
Ye Olde FTP



I don't personally think that FTP needs an introduction, if your not familiar with the FTP protocol you should be reading one of the ftp tutorials out there, just be aware that with FTP you can find and retrieve nearly any legal (and possibly illegal :-) file on the web.

FTP Search Engines

[Global] | [Meta] [Specialized]

[Chinese] | [Latvian] | [Polish] | [Russian] | [Slovakian] | [Taiwanese]


Global Search Engines


Exact Match  Standart
View only public (anonymous access)



http://www.files.lt/?... yumm!

Search type Matching KeyWords or complete Filename    
Object type Size from MB   to Extension  


Show inactive servers


Search type: Try exact hits first
Limit to domain: Limit to path:
Minimum size:   Maximum size:
Max hits:   Max matches:   Max hits/match
Hide: Packages  Distfiles  FreeBSD  OpenBSD  NetBSD  Linux 


Not Just a FTP Search Engine, But Pretty Unique in its HTTP Mirroring as Well

File Name  

Hits per page:

Meta Search Engines


AllTheWeb Filesearch FreewareWeb FTPFind PKU Rambler

Chinese Regional Search Engines


Peking University

Files File Size:  From  to 
File Date: Before / / (yy/mm/dd)   After / / (yy/mm/dd)
Records: Search in site:


Dalian University of Technology

Type: Hits: Sort by:

Latvian Regional Search Engines


Latvia FTP search
Search pattern: Type:
Match case Search for Files Search for Directories Show total number of hits
Size Min Max   Sort by: Records:

Polish Regional Search Engines

Search for:
Search: Database:
Search Type: Case:
Do you want to look up strings only (no sites returned):
Output Format For Web Index Search:
Match the directory path:
Exclude the directory path:
Limit to one or more domains:

Search for:
Search type: File type:
Domain:   Path:
Sort by: Hits per page:

Accepts wildcards, exemples:    *winzip    winzip*    *winzip*    *w?nzip
poszukiwana nazwa pliku lub jej czк¶ж (uїyj ? i *):
Search for: Search type:
Sort by:
Domain:     Path:
Last modified(yyyy-mm-dd)from: to:
Size greater than: KB    Size lower than: KB
Results per page:

Russian Regional Search Engines


wildcards: *,? exemple: winzip??.exe winzip*.zip

Host:   Results per page: Sort by:
Date: from to (dd/mm/yyy)
Size: from to exemple: 500000 , 500K , 0.5M

Rambler advanced FTP search
Search for: Search type:
To distinguish the strochnye/propisnye Only files (without the directories)
Exclude FreeBSD/Linux/etc.
Exclude directories:  Find in directories:
Exclude domains:   Find in domains:
Size/dimension of file, in bytes: from to
  Sort by and then by
Catalogs at first To roll up the results of search on the names of folder/directory




Slovakian Regional Search Engines

Type: Hits: Sort by:

Taiwanese Regional Search Engines



FTP search interface to the swedish sunet ftp-archive

Specialized Search Engines


OTH is an mp3 search engine mainly but other *warez* types of files can be seeked through it as well.

It's better to use this engine to find the names of your targets if your unsure of the *exact* name, as this engine is heavily spammed by banner clickers (they won't give you access to files till you vist X and click Y and get password for Z). Also of note is "the hide ? sites", its purpose is to remove ratio/banner sites from the results but is often circumvented.

 Show results as links     Hide all ? sites


"It's Narly time"

You can add your ftp sites to this one :-)

Search for Match Exact match
Containing all of these words
Filter View only public (anonymous access)


Quite useful one

Search for drivers!   ( advanced search )


FTP Clients

Freeware Clients


Freeware for personal and educational use

One of the better freeware windows clients, interface might take a bit of getting used to :)
Multiple Platform
Freeware (GPL)
Command line client, one of the longest standing *nix clients available.
GNU/Linux and UNIX Variants
Freeware (GPL)
Advanced commandline ftp client.

FTP Resources

[Our own Searching scrolls]
Some scrolls will give you more searching power than you actually can manage :-)

[Raw FTP Command List]
Quite often invaluable if your doing some ahem not so standard things :)

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