I have about 1g of Veritas SF to download - which then has to be transferred from my laptop to a server. Is there a "generic" ftp login which would allow me to ftp directly to the server (which would serveral hours of transfer time)
you can save the downloaded file directly to the unix server by using ftp://<unix_server_ip>/<path> without saving a copy on your laptop provided that you have ftp service running on unix server. However, saving a copy is highly preferred. scp is also recommended over ftp.