How To make a secure connection
|FTP||No secure connection.|
|Explicit security requires that the FTP client issues a specific command to the FTP server after establishing a connection to establish the SSL link. The default FTP server port is used. This formal method is documented in RFC 2228.
Implicit security is a mechanism by which security is automatically turned on as soon as the FTP client makes a connection to an FTP server. In this case, the FTP server defines a specific port for the client (990) to be used for secure connections.
|SFTP over SSH||
Wikipedia: SSH file transfer protocol
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a protocol for transmitting data between a client and a server via the Internet that uses a cryptographic system designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering and message forgery that might occur during a regular FTP transfer.
How To select the Protocol
To create a secure connection you have the following options:
- In the menu select File - New Connection
- Select the protocol from the Protocol selection
From a Favorite
- Select Favorites - Edit Favorites from the menu. The Favorites Browser appears.
- From the Favorites Browser window select the Favorite to be used. Right-click on the Favorite and select Properties from the context menu. The Properties dialog appears.
- Select General. In the the General dialog change the Protocol.
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