Everything FTP

All You Need to Know About FTP’s

Mochasoft FTP For WinMo Is Now Freeware

Searching for a FTP program? While there are truly thousands of programs available, let me make your search a little easier.  Try out Mocha FTP right now. That’s right, The Mocha soft has now made their Mocha FTP Server freeware for everyone to enjoy.

This program supports standard FTP commands. So basically everything you would ever need for your FTP program, it’s there. Moreso, Mocha Server gives a very easy way to copy files to/from a PDA running Windows Mobile or Pocket PC 200x it very much supports the standard File Transfer Protocol features found in the most web browsers and FTP client applications.

Hardened Anti-Piracy Laws – To Have Longer Teeth

ftpThe problem with piracy(not on the seas) has been so much for some companies that much of their profits from legal sales are lost which has prompted many governments around the world to enact laws with severe penalties to those proven to have participation in such cases. From music, video, e-books and everything else in between all have been preyed upon by pirates who share them uncontrollably, mostly through the many FTP servers all over the globe.
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Accessing FTP


One of the methods to access an FTP site is to place a directory of files in one’s computer and allow his clients to access them by implementing the use of certain User IDs and passwords. Internet browsers have built-in FTP clients, which they use to download data. In performing this function, you would just have to come into the FTP address in the browser. FTP may use a DNS (Domain Naming Service) to control unidentified access to the database.

You just enter your FTP address into the IE address field just like a regular website address. Just make sure that you enter ftp:// as a prefix into the address so that you will not be connected to a website.

FTP History (Part 1)


FTP protocol or file transfer over the network took root in 1980. This is when the first RFC for FTP protocol was ever published. The functions of FTP include uploading, downloading and deleting files, creating and deleting directories, and reading directory contents. FTP has certain disadvantages which makes it harder to use although it is very popular. Major drawbacks would be the lack of uniform format for directory listing – though not supported by some servers; this problem was partially solved by introducing MLST command. Another disadvantage would be the presence of secondary connection (DATA connection). FTPS is the secured version of FTP.

SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) vs. FTPS (FTP over SSL) Part 2


X.509 certificates include certain information about the certificate owner and the public key. This information will allow the other side to verify the authenticity of the certificate owner and the integrity of the certificate itself. The verification can be done by humans, with the help of a computer. X.509 certificate has a private key, which is normally stored separately from the certificate for security reasons.

Since the associated key is stored separately, the SSH key contains a public key only. It does not contain any information about the key owner. Neither does it contain information that will let one reliably validate the authenticity and integrity.

Verizon P2P Effort Supports Efficient File Sharing

Verizon Communications has announced their tests of an intelligent routing system that allows the content owners to share a very large file through a managed network which reduces download times by storing files with other users rather than the content owners’ servers. This will greatly improve performance and will make file exchanges a little faster.  The Verizon claims a managed Peer-to-Peer (P2P) protocol is a more cost and effective way to transfer large files.

A presentation last Friday in New York revealed the results of the tests, conducted with the collaboration of Pando Networks, a peer-assisted content of delivery service provider, and Yale University, which monitored their test and said it is “phenomenal.”

Uploading Files with the use of FTP Client Software

Using FTP Client Software, you can upload your website files the fastest way. First, acquire a specific software. This is called FTP tool. A highly recommended FTP tool or FTP Client is the SmartFTP which is best used for Windows. It is just a small FTP Client but very quick. You may check the internet to select versions and additions.

When you have downloaded your FTP Client and once activated in your hard drive, you should provide in the address field your domain name, or you may use the IP address of your server. This can be found in the Customer area. Your username and your password which you also use when logging into your cPanel are the ones that you will also need to type.

FTP Connection (Part 1)


There are diverse FTP programs that are available nowadays with user friendly GUI interface, even though it has just started with a command line interface. Now, internet explorer is also supporting FTP because of its friendly interface. And the best part is that it’s free. If you are using FTP, you should always know that IP address or URL of the site where you want to connect to.

When you are using FTP for a connection, you use ftp:// in place if http:// and then place your own domain name to follow the pattern ftp://ftp.yourdomain.com/. Then in this way, you will be able to connect the FTP site with IE.

The Client/Server Relationship

Though FTP is a straightforward facility to transfer files through the internet easily, without much fuss it is dependent on several factors that makes the process possible. First, you need a client software that can be installed for uploading and downloading, allowing your desktop to take on the same plane as the server that is handling the file distribution. The said “SERVER” may be a simple desktop too but is the so-called traffic light which tells clients, where the files are coming from and who the packets of data are for.
The server needs a server-side software that allows it to understand the file requests made by the clients and also allows them to understand each other, making the whole thing transparent. As said, the server can be a simple desktop that isn’t even running a GUI interface system but can be a bare bone system running software that allows everything to happen. Some systems like the much famed Pirate Bay even ran on mobile computers, allowing them to elude authorities who were after them all these years.

What the FTP?

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An FTP sites is just like the other servers. Its main purpose is to serve the FTP users. It lets the user to decide about which files to keep lock and which should not be locked and can be viewed by the public. When you are connected to the FTP sites you are allowed to do anonymous logins. You are not asked for any user name or passwords. Hence when you are about to download something from the internet, you do not have to know it. To get connected to the FTP you need to use the standard web browsers or dedicated FTP software.

FTP client is software that is designed to transfer files between computers over the internet. It needs installation if you want to use it and can only be connected if you are online. The FTP connection has helped in the different sectors where numerous people are working. Because or this protocol, downloading of almost anything has become so easy and fast. There are numerous sites where you will be provided with free downloading of the protocol. If you want to be an advance user, download it and install it to your personal computer.