Some installations reguire only FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to upload the files ,and they are able to work off the "user" based permissions.

Unix systems use processes and ID's , with users having different access to different parts of the machine.

Keeping this simple, when doing a installation of a program that requires access to system level functions and or calls, it would require specific access and user rights to do such.

You can FTP the RMS package to the server, see more but will need shell access to run the commands and do the installation.

In General, Installing files via SSH (shell access) is much prefered and much quicker, but it requires more knowledge of the system and opens the ability for you to really hose your system if you dont know what you are doing.

Unix is not PLUG and PLAY. One wrong command and you need to make a physical visit to the machine to bring it back to life.

Tanks, Cyber...

I kind of understood that...which is still a hell of a lot better than what I was doing about 6 months ago...and I thought the explanation would be something along the lines of what you just said.

Get bent!
Bramin ;-)
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