This zip file contains a workspace and the necessary support files to communicate with an FTP server under the control of an APLX Program. This is accomplished using a command line utility available from http://www.netdrive.net
The workspace contains several functions that show you how to connect, map a drive, and communicate with the FTP server as if it were a local drive. In addition to being able to use command line commands, I've found it is possible to use much of the Nfile and File functionality.
The zip file contains 17 files, so make sure to unpack it to it's own folder.
I've had good luck going this route. I'd be interested to hear the experience of others.