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Connecting to the FTP Server
To create connection between your PC and a remote computer, carry out the
following on the Login as tab:
- Select a FTP server (Host ID) in the list box of hosts (defined
in your hosts file). Alternatively, you can enter the host address
for the server (which can be either the DNS entry or its IP address) in the
HostID edit field.
Note that a host name you specify here may not result in the same remote
host name due to different name-address DNS translations in different LANs.
You should specify the host name or IP address for a remote host in a LAN
that are known inside that LAN for that host.
- In the User Name edit field, enter your login name that is
required by the selected server to access your FTP account.
If you do not have an account with the selected server, and it accepts
anonymous FTP requests, enable the Anonymous check box.
- In the Password edit field, enter the password that is required
by the server to access your FTP account. The characters of the password
will appear as asterisk (*) symbols for security purposes unless you
chose the anonymous login option.
- Specify your Account (if required).
If the Account field is specified, the account command will be
relayed to the remote server after the login sequence is completed if the
remote server did not require it for logging in.
- In the Initial Directory field, enter the path on the server in
which you want to begin. If this field does not contain a value, the root
directory will be listed by default.
- Select an operating system type of the remote computer from within the
Server Type list box. The UNIX system type is used by default.
(Currently supported types are: UNIX, DOS, VMS, MVS, OS/2, SI NT FTPD,
IBM VM, AS/400).
- Enable the Use SSH Forwarding check box if you want FTP
operations to be done through one of secure connection channels. Otherwise,
disable it if you want to use direct insecure FTP access to remote hosts.
See Notes below.
- Click the Connect button to establish the connection.
Alternatively, you can select a proper connection profile name (under which
you may earlier have saved your connection settings, so you need not set up
them each time you want to connect to the remote host) and press the
Connect button (see the Profile section below).
With the Use SSH Forwarding check box enabled, the SSH Forwarding
window will appear when you click the Connect button:
that contains a number of actual SSH1/SSH2 connections you have previously
established (for example, by the SSH1 or SSH2 Client of the Telnet_SSH program).
The Refresh button allows you to renovate the list. Select a desired
remote host (active SSH server) for using SSH connection from within the list
and press OK.
The "Dynamic Port Forwarding" feature of the Telnet_SSH/SSH1 or
Telnet_SSH/SSH2 Client and FTP Client will automatically be used for both FTP
control and FTP data connections, so you need not set up any port forwarding
manually. In the message box, you can see what ports will be used for FTP
control and FTP data connections in the current FTP session due to Dynamic Port
Forwarding (e.g., 8009 and 8010 respectively). This gives you a local
representation of your remote FTP connection.
In this case, the Passive Transfers mode will always be enabled since
your FTP client will try to connect to the FTP server with using a locally
created listening socket.
If the FTP server and SSH server you are using in a FTP session are on the
same remote host then the HostID field can contain "localhost" or
"127.0.0.1". This is more preferable than its actual IP address in most cases
(but depends on how the host has been configured).
You can use the netstat utility to watch your network connections.