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Connecting to an FTP server

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In this step the connection information and parameters are defined.


  1. Enter your Username and Password in the corresponding fields.
    New FTP Connection on repository dialog box.
  2. In the Host field, enter the name of your FTP server host.
  3. Enter the Port number in the corresponding field.
  4. Select the Encoding type from the list.
  5. From the Connection Model list, select the connection model you want to use:
    • Select Passive if you want the FTP server to choose the port connection to be used for data transfer.

    • Select Active if you want to choose the port yourself.

  6. In the Parameter area, select a setting for FTP server usage. For standard usage, there is no need to select an option.
    • Select the SFTP Support check box to use the SSH security protocol to protect server communications.

      An Authentication method appears. Select Public key or Password according to what you use.

    • Select the FTPs Support check box to protect server communication with the SSL security protocol.

    • Select the Use Socks Proxy check box if you want to use this option, then enter the proxy information (the host name, port number, username and password).

  7. Click Finish to close the wizard.

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