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SFTP vs FTPS, and is an FTP server even required for SFTP?

The instance doesn't seem to have any kind of FTP server installed, and all incoming ports are blocked other than 22 and 443. Does this mean that an FTP server is not required for SFTP? SFTP; the SSH ...
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Updating certificate for FTP site for IIS 10 - FTP client does not see newly updated certificate on primary connection

I was at a loss on this one and stumbled upon the fix (works for me now). Select the root node of the IIS server in IIS Manager Choose FTP SSL settings in the right pane Choose and apply the new ...
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FTP v/s SFTP v/s FTPS

Any-one interested in some numbers here are my results from running some benchmarks on my local network. SMB 2.1 performance is about 112 MB/s Machine: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz/...
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Secure FTP client for Windows Explorer

OK, I have to answer my own question. I tried some products and found that WinSCP (in Explorer GUI setting) matches the most to the Windows Explorer behavior. (And it supports secure ftp protocol.) ...
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How to automate FTP user password updates, on a remote IBM z/OS FTP server?

BACKGROUND Each FTP server implementation decides if/how to invoke access controls, per File Transfer Protocol (FTP) technical specification RFC 959: 2.2. TERMINOLOGY ... access controls ...
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Post subject: Filezilla - Failed to retrieve directory listing

FTP as a protocol is a bit of an odd duck. It uses two TCP connections, rather than just the one most protocols use. You have port 21 the command and login connection and a second connection, the data ...
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ProFTPd timeout on LIST

See: ProFTPD - Failed to retrieve directory listing while using TLS it might be a problem with the related rules of a firewall between you and the server.
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VSFTPD specific ciphers

Recently, I found out, it is entirely possible to define custom ciphers; take this example: ## Select which SSL ciphers `vsftpd` will allow for encrypted SSL connections (required by FileZilla). ...
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FTPS - Explicit FTP over TLS - can't get directory listing

The problem with FTP over TLS with both firewalls and NAT appliances is two-fold, with both firewall and NAT problems. FTP is a crappy protocol that requires two connections: in passive FTP that is ...
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IIS FTP with anonymous download and secure authentication for upload

@RenniePet, I had a similar need about five months back. After doing a lot of research, I decided on using the product described here at winscp.net for the secure uploads to my FTP sites. On your ...
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VSFTPD: 500 OOPS: unrecognised variable in config file: ssl_tlsv1_1

Run man vfsftpd.conf and search for ssl_tlsv1_2. If you found nothing, your vsftpd package doesn't have these options yet. TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2 options were introduced in the Nov 17, 2016 commit You ...
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Move files from a remote ftp server to a local

Instead of wget you can try lftp. Command like: lftp site.com --user <username> --password <password> -e "mirror --Remove-source-files -v in this command -e "mirror is used to ...
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Can the same sever accept both Explicit and Implicit FTPS?

As the documentation for implicit_ssl says: To support explicit SSL and/or plain text too, a separate vsftpd listener process should be run. For that see: How do you setup multiple instances of ...
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Using FTP on IIS in passive mode both for internal and external network

Root Cause Analysis For external clients, their control and data channels all go through the public IP address you configured. That's why usually they work with basic configuration. However, for ...
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Ftps server doesn't work properly using kubernetes

It works with the following changes: apiVersion: v1 kind: Service metadata: name: ftps-alpine labels: run: ftps-alpine spec: type: NodePort ports: - ...
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AWS - Link EC2 Folders to file transfer solution

For HA sftp best option for production grade solution will be aws sftp https://aws.amazon.com/sftp/ or some production grade sftp server.
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PureFTPD: ERROR TLS renegociation

Test FTP client access from an FTP client on the host that is running the FTP service/daemon. Then test from a remote host on the LAN. This will show you if you're having a networking related issue. ...
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vsftpd with chroot_local_user requires client certificate

I encountered this issue. Cyberduck (and only Cyberduck) was requesting a client certificate to my vsftp server. My solution was to add this to /etc/vsftpd.conf: ssl_request_cert=NO
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vsftpd with chroot_local_user requires client certificate

The WinSCP error message is probably wrong (or mere speculation). When I tried to set up vsftpd with chroot_local_user a while ago I found out that vsftpd will reject logins (for security reasons) if ...
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How to connect to FTP server when port 21 is blocked by my ISP?

The simplest way might be using a SSH tunnel through a server that has outgoing 21 open. (For details, see e.g. How to Use SSH Tunneling to Access Restricted Servers and Browse Securely.) ssh -L ...
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from hpux11.3 openssl steps to connect to ftps instrinsic-TLS/SSL

Client certificates or just a server certificate? I think CAfile also works for the server CA although the documentation does not make that explicit. If upping the debug levels on the client does ...
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Filezilla FTP with Google Cloud compute engine Windows virtual instance not listing directory

If you want to work using TLS you might need to open port 990 and even port 989. Another option to encrypt your data would be to use SFTP. There is a nice guide to configure Filezilla on GCE ...
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Configuring vsftpd to use FTPS

Your problem mainly lies in the fact that your server does not provide a certificate whose chain reaches one of the trust store certificates (which is normal since it's self-signed). You can solve ...
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How to use a specific port for ftp over tls filezilla

The FileZilla Server cannot use different ports for plain FTP and explicit FTPS (ftpes). It would not even make much sense.
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Configure Pure-FTP for Implicit FTPS

I am trying to find an answer to the same problem. I notice that this thread was started in 2012 and in 10 years nobody has dared to answer it. Moreover, I googled it and there has been no proper ...
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