When ftp starts up we should see something like
Connected to shoop.vpizza.com.
220 Shoop.vpizza.com FTPD ready at 15 Dec 1992 08:20:42 EDT
Here, ftp is asking us to give the username that we want to login as on shoop.vpizza.com. The default here is mdw, which is my username on the system I'm using FTP from. Since I don't have an account on shoop.vpizza.com I can't login as myself. Instead, to access publicly-available software on an FTP site you login as anonymous, and give your Internet e-mail address (if you have one) as the password. So, we would type
Name (shoop.vpizza.com:mdw): anonymous
331-Guest login ok, send e-mail address as password.
230- Welcome to shoop.vpizza.com.
230- Virtual Pizza Delivery[tm]: Download pizza in 30 cycles or less
230- or you get it FREE!
Of course, you should give your e-mail address, instead of mine, and it won't echo to the screen as you're typing it (since it's technically a ``password''). ftp should allow us to login and we'll be ready to download software.