Ftp login commands

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http://www.unix.com – Hello, I am using ftp on command line. The problem is getting bumped off after 15 minutes of no activity.. I have two options: quit ftp and use the command history of my shell, or stay in ftp and use 'open' command, where I can use the command history saved in the ftp program. Either option apparently presents a difficulty for me, unless there is a command I can use that I am unaware of, as I would like to be able to just use my history, enter a single command, and get back to where I was before I was disconnected. So I am looking for an answer to one or both of these questions: option 1 (HowTos)