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Setting up your FTP server in this way allows you to encrypt your data and login information without having to get 3rd party programs. With explicit SSL/TLS you will need a FTP client. Internet Explorer and Firefox don't support SSL/TLS without special plugins. FileZilla client supports FTPS both implicit (FTPS:// protocol), and explicit (FTPES://).
 
Setting up your FTP server in this way allows you to encrypt your data and login information without having to get 3rd party programs. With explicit SSL/TLS you will need a FTP client. Internet Explorer and Firefox don't support SSL/TLS without special plugins. FileZilla client supports FTPS both implicit (FTPS:// protocol), and explicit (FTPES://).
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== The Relationship Between Gifts & Community ==
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Wherever I go and ask people what is missing from their lives, the most common answer (if they are not impoverished or seriously ill) is "community." What happened to community, and why dont we have it any more? There are many reasons the layout of suburbia, the disappearance of public space, the automobile and the television, the high mobility of people and jobs and, if you trace the "whys" a few levels down, they all implicate the money system.
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== Refugee Turned Entrepreneur Uplifts Women Abroad ==
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While some retailers have struggled in the recession, Amber Chand, an online retailer of items made by women living in war-torn countries, is experiencing success."As the economy was going into a downturn during the holiday season, which is my primary season, I noticed actually that my company was increasing in terms of sales and revenues, and we grew by 22 percent," says Chand.
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== 10 Keys to Happier Living ==
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Action for Happiness has developed the 10 Keys to Happier Living based on a review of the latest scientific research relating to happiness. Everyones path to happiness is different, but the research suggests these Ten Keys consistently tend to have a positive impact on peoples overall happiness and well-being.
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== Top Five Regrets of the Dying ==
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For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.
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== New Toilet System Transform Waste into Electricity ==
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Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have invented a new toilet system that will turn human waste into electricity and fertilisers and also reduce the amount of water needed for flushing by up to 90 per cent compared to current toilet systems in Singapore.
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Revision as of 06:08, 27 July 2012

Configuration

First you'll want to create a certificate, this can be used in the Certificate Generator in FileZilla Server. The Generator will want country code, state, city, etc... Be as truthful as possible, you only undermine your own credibility if you enter wrong information into the certificate.

The key size for the certificate is chosen at the top of the generator: 1024 bit, 2048 bit, 4096 bit. The bigger the key size the more secure the certificate and the initial session key exchange on every connection will be. There is however one thing that needs to be taken into account, CPU utilization during connection handshake. When you apply encryption to your FileZilla server the CPU will have to do many calculations to encrypt the data being sent and decrypt the data being received. Bandwidth will also play a factor in how much the CPU is being utilized. If you have a slower connection, lets say around 1.5Mbps up you may not have to worry about CPU utilization as much. The best way to decide is to test.

Please note that FZS needs the paths to the certificate files:

If you generate your own private key and certificate without putting a path in front of the file name, FZS only puts the bare filename in the certificate field without an error notice, but later you will get "Could not load certificate file" errors in the FZS log when someone tries to connect via FTPS/FTPES (Implicit/Explicit).

Therefore always put the full path to the private key and certificate files in their corresponding fields and FZS can find the files.

After you have created the certificate enter its name and folder path location into the "Private key file" field or browse to it.

If your server has a direct connection to the internet the configuration is simple, check "Enable SSL/TLS Support".

More FTPS documentation is available here.

Configure with NAT

Please read the Network Configuration guide for instructions how to configure the server behind NAT devices.

Enable Explicit SSL/TLS

In the SSL/TLS settings menu check "allow Explicit SSL/TLS on normal connections." It is recommended to also check "Disallow plain unencrypted FTP" and "Force PROT P to encrypt file transfers in SSL/TLS mode". This will further enforce encryption policies; here PROT "P" is for "Private" as opposed to "C" for clear text. If you only want certain groups or users to have encryption you can set that up in the user or group editor. If there is data you still want available to the general public the "Force" setting should be disabled in the server settings menu, as you will need an FTP client rather than a web browser to access the FTP server. If using "PROT P - Private", the client may require a matching SSL setting or it may default to PROT C.

Setting up your FTP server in this way allows you to encrypt your data and login information without having to get 3rd party programs. With explicit SSL/TLS you will need a FTP client. Internet Explorer and Firefox don't support SSL/TLS without special plugins. FileZilla client supports FTPS both implicit (FTPS:// protocol), and explicit (FTPES://).

The Relationship Between Gifts & Community

Wherever I go and ask people what is missing from their lives, the most common answer (if they are not impoverished or seriously ill) is "community." What happened to community, and why dont we have it any more? There are many reasons the layout of suburbia, the disappearance of public space, the automobile and the television, the high mobility of people and jobs and, if you trace the "whys" a few levels down, they all implicate the money system.

[The Relationship Between Gifts & Community]

[GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]

Refugee Turned Entrepreneur Uplifts Women Abroad

While some retailers have struggled in the recession, Amber Chand, an online retailer of items made by women living in war-torn countries, is experiencing success."As the economy was going into a downturn during the holiday season, which is my primary season, I noticed actually that my company was increasing in terms of sales and revenues, and we grew by 22 percent," says Chand.

[Refugee Turned Entrepreneur Uplifts Women Abroad]

[GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]

10 Keys to Happier Living

Action for Happiness has developed the 10 Keys to Happier Living based on a review of the latest scientific research relating to happiness. Everyones path to happiness is different, but the research suggests these Ten Keys consistently tend to have a positive impact on peoples overall happiness and well-being.

[10 Keys to Happier Living]

[GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.

[Top Five Regrets of the Dying]

[GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]

New Toilet System Transform Waste into Electricity

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have invented a new toilet system that will turn human waste into electricity and fertilisers and also reduce the amount of water needed for flushing by up to 90 per cent compared to current toilet systems in Singapore.

[New Toilet System Transform Waste into Electricity]

[GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]