FTP over SSL query

Posted on 2008-11-05
Last Modified: 2013-12-09

If using FTPS (i.e. FTP with SSL), do we have to enter


on the FTP client, instead of

in the same way that HTTPS needs an https:// prefix?
Question by:kam_uk
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    Which browser?  Most do not support SSL'ed FTP.

    SSL'ed FTP is typically called ftps, sftp is normally used to refer to SSH  FTP, which is not really ftp and no browser I am aware of support SSH FTP.
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    Secure FX is the client?
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    I have never used that FTP client.  However with most ftp clients you do not enter a URL, you define "host" and in the host definition you define what type of FTP server (SSH, SSL, or "default") the remote host is.

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