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Jimania
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We are working with an architect to add Bid Drawing ftp into his site. We have used a system on the Matcon Construction website but remain interested in finding out any other recommendations for ftp plug-ins. Thanks!
 

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Most servers don't use ftp plugins. They run an ftp service, which "activates" the ftp server process. The plugin would be on the client side (your browser), and there's about a billion of those out there, so take your pick. There is some open source ftp software out there that will run a java-based web client, so you can access it anywhere, and this sounds like the solution that would work best for you. Otherwise, here is the quick and dirty way, assuming you have a typical *nix-based webserver:

If you have your *nix-flavored webserver at your disposal, crack open an ssh terminal, and su to root. Open port 22 for sftp, which I belive runs as a subprocess of the ssh services. Then you can xfer files to your user home directory with ssh encryption. Configure via the ssh .conf or .d file if I remember correctly. :thumbsup: Regular unencrypted ftp on port 21 is a security risk, particularly since everyone retardedly leaves anonymous logins enabled. :thumbdown However, if port 21 is all you got, it's better than nothing. Use a proper ftp client and not windows explorer or a browser to do the xfer for either situation. If that's more technical of an answer than what you were looking for, call your web guy and they should be able to take care of it. Otherwise try this site: www.google.com

BTW, you should post an introduction, tell us more about who you are and what you do. Good luck!
 
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