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Re: FTP-client for Windows, safety concerns

Am Freitag, 15. Juni 2012, 13:29:55 schrieben Sie:
> If you're concenrned of security, why are you using FTP?

there are several good or less good reasons why peoples still using FTP - i.e. 
because of the filesystem features, system and bandwidth ressource / 
efficiency reasons or because the server just offers FTP...

> What is the problem setting up HTTP server? Even Microsoft clients
> handle TLS securely these days (at least as securely as they can).
HTTP is mainly suitable for download of single files only and not well for 
part or whole filesystems (i.e. easy mirroring or syncing) except you are 
using DAV which is another story...

Most modern FTP clients i know are able to handle FTP / TLS properly and by 
default if offered by the server and FTP servers usually should configured to 
that. Another option beside is SFTP or SSH / SCP vs RSYNC etc..

FTP / SCP / SSH is fully integrated in most *ixes as Mac OS X and works out of 
the box and there are many GUIs out acting as just frontends to these tools or 
even standalone.

best regards,

 Niels Dettenbach
 Syndicat IT & Internet

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