ProFTP - ftp client by Labtam
Installation instructions and Version comparisons
Date: 5 November 2001
The ProFTP 1.5/Release:20011007
To install the package, run
the "setup.exe" file .
NT/2000 LPR printer driver is installed
by running the "lprd.exe"
self-extracting archive file.
may be found in the directory with
Major differences from the
1. The following
enhancements have been made :
1. FTP :
connections may be done through existing SSH
In FTP's "Passive" mode the "Dynamic
Forwarding", the new Telnet/SSH
feature, may be
In FTP's "non-Passive", default, mode the
usual Telnet/SSH Forwarding
feature may be
2. LPD :
- the listening LPD port is
User may set any value instead of
standard port 515.
2. The following bugs have been fixed
1. FTP :
- FTP crashed under Windows
- else some FTP-servers are recognized and their
Major differences 1.4/Release:20010419 from
The following enhancements have been made :
- MS Windows 2000 Lpr may send first an extremely large
that practically may never be reached.
Then it sends the actual data
and finally just
closes the connection. New LPD processes correctly
such a case.
2. Ftp :
- works correctly with
the bison FTP daemon;
- works correctly with the MS
Windows 2000 FTP(Unix-mode) daemon.
- this utility was implemented to provide the
of multi-users licenses.
4. The run-time "User's Manual" was renovated.
2. The following bugs
have been fixed :
1. Ftp :
- the bug of
directory listing for AIX 4.3.3 was fixed;
- Ftp could not
parse a directory if a file name had an
(or some other special characters).
- the "Variable is not large enough for string variable"
took place during installation
1. Ftp :
Ftp has the "-xini" startup command line option from now;
- FTP connections(in "Passive" mode) may be done through
SSH connection using "Dynamic Forwarding" -
new Telnet/SSH feature.
To do this you must check-on
the "Use SSH-1 Connection" check box.
After this the
pressing on "Connection" buttons will start
additional dialog box with list of actual SSH
Telnet/SSH only). Choose one of the
existing SSH connections
from the viewing list and
press the "OK" button.
The "Refresh" button is used
to renovate the viewing list of current
connections (via Telnet/SSH only);
- FTP connections(in
"non-Passive", default, mode) may be done through
existing SSH connection with prepared Forwarded
This way does not require especial Telnet/SSH
facility and may be used
with any SSH-client which
provide traditional Forwarding.
All settings are
Let's assume that you need to access
via FTP the remote host
(say, 192.168.136.41) and
SSH connection is made with SSH daemon
which is on
another remote host(say, 192.168.136.34) and each
is directly accessible from another
must know also two free ports on local machine(say, 21 and
one on 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" (what in natural for
and Remote-to-Local Forwarding:
After that you must add two lines
to "[FTP]" section of "xwp.ini" file:
"IP_SSH_FWD=192.168.136.34" and "PORT_SSH_FWD=5555,4444" (i.e.
the remote and local
Now the FTP may be start. The field "host"
must contain "localhost"
or "127.0.0.1". The mode
"non-Passive" must be set(i.e.
Transfer" check box is unchecked).
the FTP will be connected with "192.168.136.41"
without any direct network access (only via SSH connection).
2. Telnet :
- four new keyboard definitions
(Polish,Rus,RusAlt,Finnish) were added.
- to set new value for LPD listening
the "WaitPort=..." line must be
to the "[LPDAEMON]" section of "xwp.ini"
E.g., the "WaitPort=123" sets the LPD
wait port to the "123"
1. Lpd :
- printers on
the remote Windows NT 4 hosts
from the local host with Windows NT 4 .
- the uninstallation procedure does not remove
which were installed in additional
additional components should be removed
programs associated in this package may send and/or receive broadcast
requests. Since such packets cannot cross the
please be sure that these IP requests are
invisible from outside your
We assume that such behavior cannot
be considered as "Hacking"
or "Trojan horse's action".
Single User licenses are at $20.00 USD. Please visit
Software Pricing page for pricing on Multiple Licenses.
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