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Mass Transferring Files With WS_FTP Professional
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By Erik Small -

Great post on how Jason Slater, technology blogger, used WS_FTP Professional to move  massive amounts of data to a new web server.

Mass Transferring Files With WS_FTP Professional

In the post, Jason writes: “I have used WS_FTP for quite some years and seen the product develop into the essential application it is today. Today, the file transfer utility supports Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, and Windows 7 and it has adopted the familiar Windows look and feel.”

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Problem with the professional consumer is leading to an information security headache
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By Erik Small -

SC Magazine just published an article with an interview with Frank Kenney, VP of Global Strategy.  He recently spoke in London at a press conference for InfoSecurity Europe, Europe’s leading information security event which took place on April 27-29, 2010.

A basic theme of the interview addresses the FTP market and the growing number of files sent back and forth in business environments.

From the article: “Referring to Gartner statistics, Kenney said that the market is growing in FTP, and two million MP3s are moved via email systems every four weeks.

He said: “From the iPhone and iGoogle portal pages to web mail and file-sharing websites to USB drives, corporate IT has to manage and control both sanctioned and ad-hoc applications, processes and systems.”

Read the full article: Problem with the professional consumer is leading to an information security headache

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Tech Forums, FTP help, Gadget-talk and more at FileTransferPlanet.com
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By Erik Small -

FileTransferPlanet.com has been a long-running resource for FTP Help and How-To-Guides. The community site also hosts a Forum area to ask questions, seek advice, or troubleshoot issues relating to FTP, file transfer, website updates, digital photography, software deals and more! Feel free to check out the Forums. Registration is free to post or reply to questions from others.

FileTransferPlanet Forums

FileTransferPlanet Forums

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Microsoft recognizes WS_FTP as first major “Windows 7 Compatible” FTP client
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By Erik Small -

Microsoft has officially approved WS_FTP Professional 12.2 as a Windows 7 compatible FTP client. This includes compatibility for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 operating systems.

The Windows 7 Compatibility Center and the IpswitchFT “Knowledge Transfer” blog both include information regarding the announcement. 

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Year-End discount for online WS_FTP software orders
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By Erik Small -

Ipswitch is running a special promotion until the end of the year.

Use coupon code DECWSFTP15 during checkout to receive 15% off. The coupon expires on December 31, 2009 at midnight Eastern US time and applicable to new, online orders.

WS_FTP offers ftp clients for transfering files and ftp servers for receiving and storing data.

View all WS_FTP file transfer products on their website:

WS_FTP Software Store

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Securing business interactions with a WS_FTP client-server file transfer relationship
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By Erik Small -

A concise 2-minute overview of Ipswitch’s client + server secure file transfer relationship. This video describes old FTP processes, and how the environment has changed with encrypted transfers and stronger client to server security.

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Creating an SSL Certificate in WS_FTP Professional
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By Erik Small -

Micah, Ipswitch File Transfer’s Technical Support Specialist, demonstrates how to create an SSL certificate in WS_FTP Professional. 

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Warm up your holiday shopping with WS_FTP & Amazon
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By Erik Small -

Ipswitch announced a promotion for new WS_FTP purchases, which could make you eligible for up to $250 in Amazon gift cards.

The details are on this special promotion page:
Warm Up Your Holiday Shopping with WS_FTP & Amazon

A qualifying purchase includes WS_FTP Home & WS_FTP Professional 2-pack license with Service Agreement. Also applies to 5-pack licenses or more! A great way to add licenses for additional computers in your office or to provide FTP software for contractors/freelancers working with your organization!

Warm Up Your Holiday Shopping with WS_FTP & Amazon!

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Windows 7 compatible FTP software – New WS_FTP version
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By Erik Small -

This week, Ipswitch File Transfer released a new version of the popular WS_FTP program – version 12.2.

The new version is Windows 7 compatible in both 32-bit and 64-bit modes. Other enhancements include:

  • Improved Interface: Several usability improvements have been made to the user interface, including new toolbar icons; customizable display options that apply evenly to all visible controls; and availability of the licensing application in the German language.
  • Enhanced SSL Performance: SSL sessions can now be reused, resulting in improved interoperability and resource efficiency.
  • Ensured Security: Now digitally signed by Ipswitch, enabling users and organizations to ensure the validity, integrity, and safety of their desktop applications.

Here the Press release that hit the wires today:

Ipswitch’s WS_FTP Professional And WS_FTP Home Support Microsoft Windows 7

 

WS_FTP is Windows 7 compatible

WS_FTP is Windows 7 compatible

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I’m getting an annoying FTP Error Code
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By Erik Small -

At File Transfer Planet, we often see the same type of questions monthly. One common issue is error codes. It’s typically starts with “Hey – I’m getting an annoying error code while using my FTP client. How do I get around it?”

Below is the full list of common FTP Error Codes. If you want to dig deeper, we suggest searching the Ipswitch Support Knowledge Base or post your issue to the File Transer Planet Forums.

FTP Return Codes in Numeric Order:

110 Restart marker reply. In this case, the text is exact and not left to the particular implementation; it must read: MARK yyyy = mmmm where yyyy is User-process data stream marker, and mmmm server’s equivalent marker (note the spaces between markers and “=”).
120 Service ready in nnn minutes.
125 Data connection already open; transfer starting.
150 File status okay; about to open data connection.
200 Command okay.
202 Command not implemented, superfluous at this site.
211 System status, or system help reply.
212 Directory status.
213 File status.
214 Help message.On how to use the server or the meaning of a particular non-standard command. This reply is useful only to the human user.
215 NAME system type.Where NAME is an official system name from the list in the Assigned Numbers document.
220 Service ready for new user.
221 Service closing control connection.
225 Data connection open; no transfer in progress.
226 Closing data connection. Requested file action successful (for example, file transfer or file abort).
227 Entering Passive Mode (h1,h2,h3,h4,p1,p2).
230 User logged in, proceed. Logged out if appropriate.
250 Requested file action okay, completed.
257 “PATHNAME” created.
331 User name okay, need password.
332 Need account for login.
350 Requested file action pending further information
421 Service not available, closing control connection. This may be a reply to any command if the service knows it must shut down.
425 Can’t open data connection.
426 Connection closed; transfer aborted. Please see: WS_FTP – Error: 426 Connection closed; transfer aborted
450 Requested file action not taken.
451 Requested action aborted. Local error in processing.
452 Requested action not taken. Insufficient storage space in system.File unavailable (e.g., file busy) etc.
500 Syntax error, command unrecognized. This may include errors such as command line too long.
501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments.
502 Command not implemented.
503 Bad sequence of commands.
504 Command not implemented for that parameter.
530 Not logged in.
532 Need account for storing files.
550 Requested action not taken. File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access). (550 a:\: no such directory means no diskette in a: drive.)
551 Requested action aborted. Page type unknown.
552 Requested file action aborted. Exceeded storage allocation (for current directory or dataset).
553 Requested action not taken. File name not allowed.