ftp/remote login problems


In 10.1, I have been completely unable to get telnet working (which i only recently learned was done via ssh) and only partially able to get ftp access working.

Right now, whenever I try to ftp to my computer i get the following message:

ftpd: option requires an argument -- a

??? ... I have no clue what this means. I've looked around for some sort of configuration file for ftpd, but found none. All i've done to set it up is the check the box in the sharing panel.

some basics about using ssh would be nice too, if anyone is willing...