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Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

Choosing Between SSL Implicit, Explicit, and Forced Explicit Modes

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Nov 04, 2018 @ 09:07 PM

Overview

There will be times when you'll want to transfer files over a secure connection. One option is to use FTPS (FTP over SSL) which provides data-in-motion encryption through SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). When you setup an FTPS service in JSCAPE MFT Server, you'll notice that you actually have 3 modes to choose from explicit SSL, forced explicit SSL and implicit SSL.

This post was originally published on May 6, 2012 but was updated and republished on November 4, 2018.

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Topics: FTPS, FTP, JSCAPE MFT Server, Secure File Transfer

4 Popular Large File Transfer Methods With Big Deficiencies

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 @ 11:28 PM

This post was originally published on June 2013 but was last updated on August 16, 2018.

Overview

Sending someone multi-megabyte or even gigabyte-sized files is getting more common these days. For example, in our Help Desk, it's normal to receive a zip file of log data of over 100MB. While it might seem this is just a highly specialized case that's only common in the tech business, it's not.

A single high resolution image can already run up to a few megabytes, while a regular video can easily exceed 50MB. We often use videos and images in our Power Point presentations and other files, so media file attachments of these types can be pretty common. 

The problem is, people often resort to solutions that aren't suitable for sending large files, especially in an enterprise environment. Email, which is the most common way of sending files, is not suitable for this. So are other methods many people unwisely use at work for sharing really big files; files that are even much larger than a gigabyte. 

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Topics: Email Large Files, FTP, Cloud Computing, Accelerated File Transfer

How to do SSL File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, May 24, 2018 @ 05:38 AM

Overview

In one of my previous posts, I defined what an SSL file transfer is. Today, I'm going to show you how to actually set up an SSL file transfer service on JSCAPE MFT Server. After that, I'll demonstrate how an AnyClient user would connect to your server and perform a secure file transfer using that particular service.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, AnyClient, Secure File Transfer, FTP, Tutorials

Setting up a Linux FTP Server - Part 2

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, May 06, 2018 @ 05:02 PM

For those who landed on this page via the search engines, this post is a continuation of our article re Setting up a Linux FTP Server. I suggest you read Part 1 first if you haven't done that yet.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Linux FTP Server, FTP, Tutorials

Setting up a Linux FTP Server - Part 1

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, May 06, 2018 @ 05:00 PM

Overview

In this post, I'll show you how easy it is to set up a Linux FTP Server using JSCAPE MFT Server. One advantage of using a Java FTP server like JSCAPE MFT Server is that it can run on virtually any platform; be it Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X, Linux, etc. All you need is a suitable Java runtime environment (JRE) and you can already provide FTP file transfer services. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, FTP, Linux FTP Server, Tutorials

Video: How To Automatically Forward Files From FTP to SFTP

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 07:41 AM

In this video tutorial, we'll show you how to automatically forward FTP uploads to an SFTP server.

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Topics: SFTP, FTP, Managed File Transfer, JSCAPE MFT Server, Videos, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, Security

Excluding Passive IP for Internal FTP/S Connections To Your Reverse Proxy

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Nov 27, 2016 @ 09:58 PM

Overview

Last time, we tackled the problem system administrators encounter when their passive FTP or FTPS connections have to pass through a NAT firewall or router. A similar problem can happen when you're dealing with the same type of connections and a reverse proxy. It gets even more complicated when you have to deal with both external and internal users. Let me show you how to deal with that. 

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Topics: FTPS, FTP, Tutorials, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Reverse Proxy

Setting Up An FTPS Server Behind A Firewall or NAT For PASV Mode Data Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Nov 05, 2016 @ 03:43 PM

It’s never easy to set up an FTP server the moment firewalls get involved. But it gets even more difficult once you start using the secure version of FTP, known as FTPS. In this post, we’ll talk about the problem you’ll usually encounter when your FTPS server is behind a firewall and your client is attempting to perform a file transfer using passive mode or PASV.

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Topics: FTPS, Secure File Transfer, FTP, JSCAPE MFT Server

Updated Video: How To Add and Manage File Transfer Services

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Oct 11, 2016 @ 07:32 AM

This video tutorial demonstrates how to add and manage file transfer services like FTP, FTPS, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, AS2, OFTP, TFTP, AFTP, WebDAV, and WebDAVs, using JSCAPE MFT Server, a highly secure, platform independent managed file transfer server.

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Topics: FTP, JSCAPE MFT Server, Videos

Using Windows FTP Scripts To Automate File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 @ 09:42 AM

Overview

Windows FTP scripts enable you to put together a chain of commands in a file that you can call into play when needed. Scripts can come in handy when you want to automate file transfer processes. In this introductory post, we explain what FTP scripts are, why you'll want to use them, and how to create simple Windows-based scripts to upload or download files from a FTP server.

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Topics: FTP, Business Process Automation