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Secure File Transfer with Java FTP Library

Posted by Charles Ott on Thu, Dec 08, 2011 @ 01:27 PM

When two little kids want to exchange a secret, a lot of negotiation is necessary: "Promise you won't tell? Cross your heart and hope to die?". When a client and server computer want to exchange secrets, they need to negotiate too: public keys, encryption methods, ports and more. Fortunately, JSCAPE's Secure FTP Factory and server software (such as JSCAPE MFT Server) handle most of the details for you.

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Topics: Secure FTP Factory, FTP

Transferring Files with Java FTP Library

Posted by Charles Ott on Wed, Dec 07, 2011 @ 02:51 PM

Here's some philosophy to go with the Secure FTP Factory library. There are some things in life that you should never do unless you feel completely secure. One of them is withdrawing money from an ATM.  You should do this only in a safe, well lit and preferably high traffic environment where you are unlikely to be robbed. Another is uploading or downloading files using plain FTP (File Transfer Protocol).

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Topics: Secure FTP Factory, FTP

Free FTP Client Released

Posted by Van Glass on Mon, Nov 14, 2011 @ 05:47 PM

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Topics: AnyClient, FTP

New FTP Commands? Remove Directory All, Directory Size, Available Space

Posted by Anthony Bryan on Fri, May 06, 2011 @ 05:26 PM

Streamlined FTP Command Extensions is a proposal for 5 new FTP commands. I stress the word proposal, because it seems to have been abandoned, and would not progress to Internet Standard without a good deal of effort. That said, there was a decent amount of interest in at least some of the commands. I'm going to quote liberally from it for some of the descriptions.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, FTP

New FTP Command: RANGe for Specifying Byte Ranges

Posted by Anthony Bryan on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 @ 11:58 AM

Standard FTP already has the REST command, which allows the starting point of a file transfer to be specified:

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, FTP

New FTP Working Group at IETF

Posted by Anthony Bryan on Fri, Apr 22, 2011 @ 03:55 AM

FTP is quite a stable protocol. It's been used for nearly 4 decades to transfer files. FTP is defined in a series of RFCs (Internet Standards or specifications that describe how to implement the protocol) which are published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), a standards developing organization.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, File Transfer Clients, FTP

Quick Tip: Official FTP Command Registry

Posted by Anthony Bryan on Fri, Apr 22, 2011 @ 03:53 AM

Many different specifications (RFCs) over the long history of FTP describe its official implementation. FTP is about 40 years old, but there are about 10 "newer" specifications written over the last 25 years that implementors need to take into account, only some of which are linked to each other. You might not find them, even if you know what you're looking for! :)

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, FTP

New FTP Command: HOST for Virtual Hosts

Posted by Anthony Bryan on Fri, Apr 22, 2011 @ 03:47 AM

FTP originated at a time before virtual hosting, where multiple servers are hosted on a single IP address but with different domain names. On the Internet, multiple domain names may resolve to a single IP address.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, FTP