ProFTP Version 1.8 - FTP client
Date: 13 January 2003
Labtam is pleased to present a new software update for ProFTP now - Version
It is our first major release for the 2003 year.
ProFTP is a file transfer program which allows you to transfer files between
your PC and a remote computer using the ARPANET standard File Transfer
Protocol. The program can transfer files in two different format types:
ASCII format is used for text files, and Binary format is used for image
FTP must run on a machine that is configured for TCP/IP network
communication or Internet access. Access can be gained through Winsock and
the use of any dial-up provider, a Remote Access Server (RAS), or a direct
connection via a local area network that supports TCP/IP. In order for FTP
to communicate with a remote computer, that computer must have a server
implementation of FTP (FTP server based on TCP/IP transports).
You can be connected to only one remote computer at a time during a FTP
session. However, you can run multiple FTP sessions (FTP clients)
simultaneously in separate windows, with each session connected to a
New Features on this release include:
1. The following enhancements have been made :
1. FTP :
- the EPLF directory listing format was added;
2. The following bugs have been fixed :
1. Xwppeg :
- the incorrect "Number of allowed host has been exceeded." message
1. Ftp :
- FTP connections (in the "non-Passive", default, mode) may be made
an existing SSH connection with prepared Forwarded ports.
This way does not require especial Telnet/SSH facility and may be used
with any SSH-client which provide traditional Forwarding.
All settings are made manually.
Let's assume that you need to access the remote host
(say, 192.168.136.41) via FTP, and SSH connection is made with the SSH
which is on another remote host (say, 192.168.136.34), and each host
is directly accessible one from another (192.168.136.41 <->
Also, you should know two free ports on local machine (say, 21 and
one on the remote host connected via SSH (say, 5555 on 192.168.136.34).
At first, two forwardings must be made via SSH-Client facility.
Local-to-Remote: "21->192.168.136.41/21" (that in natural for FTP)
and Remote-to-Local Forwarding: "4444<-5555".
After that you must add two lines to the "[FTP]" section in the
"IP_SSH_FWD=192.168.136.34" and "PORT_SSH_FWD=5555,4444" (i.e., set
the remote and local ports).
Now the FTP may be started. The "host" field must contain "localhost"
or "127.0.0.1". The "non-Passive" mode must be set up (i.e.
the "Passive Transfer" check box is unchecked).
After "Connect" the FTP will be connected with "192.168.136.41"
without any direct network access (only via SSH connection).
1. Uninstallation :
- the uninstallation procedure does not remove components
which were installed in additional (non-first) installation
sessions. Such additional components should be removed manually.
2. Lpd :
- printers on the remote MS Windows NT 4 hosts
are unavailable from the local host under MS Windows NT 4 .