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FTPS / FTPES

Last post: Monday, January 3, 2011 5:52 PM by Support, 3 reply

 
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 11:02 AM - Ahmed

FTPS / FTPES

 
Any plans on supporting FTPS/FTES?

Program Ver. : Xftp 3.0
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:05 AM - Support

Re: FTPS / FTPES

 
We are doing some research on FTPS. However, I can't guarantee you on when the feature will be added since SFTP is rapidly replacing FTP and FTPS. Also, SFTP provides many advantages over FTPS.

Thank you for your comment.

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Monday, January 3, 2011 5:00 AM - Pascal Craponne

Re: FTPS / FTPES

 
Hi,

I'm also interested in FTPES support (because I'm currently stuck with FileZilla which kindly sucks all the CPU when doing the transfer :( ... ).
Please note that FTPES is different from FTPS:
- FTPES is an extension of FTP, with commands allowing to switch command and data channels to SSL explicitly. FTPES uses default FTP TCP port.
- FTPS is a standard FTP protocol over a SSL channel. Because it is different (and implicit), FTPS uses a different TCP port.

I'm no trend expert, but FTPS does not seem to have any advantage over SFTP (which is a binary protocol and very commonly used).
On the other hand, FTPES has the huge advantage to allow secure authentication on SSL channel and transfer on non secured-channels, thus allowing to transfer files at maximum speed.

All this speech to tell you that I'm interested in FTPES :)

Thanks,
Pascal.
Monday, January 3, 2011 5:52 PM - Support

Re: FTPS / FTPES

 
Thank you for your comment. We will keep a note on this.

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Technical Support