i've created a ftp backup script a while ago, thought i should start posting stuff here again... seems like a good thingto start with
this scrip will take all the files from the remote site and dump them in a local dir (/home/wouter/temp in this case)
you'll need to remove the space between << and EOF in the first actual line of the script (code tags are not working to well on blogger apperantly)
ftp -ipn << EOF
user $username $passwd
please take into account that this means the data goes over clear-text and is visible to annyone on the network.
thank you joren from http://www.0110.be for the assistence