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The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol gets used to cryptographically protect a socket connection. It is the successor of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. TLS gets used for the FTP over TLS/SSL (FTPS) protocol.
- SSLv3 draft (obsolete)
- RFC 2246 "TLS 1.0"
- RFC 4346 "TLS 1.1"
- RFC 5246 "TLS 1.2"
- RFC 7465 "Prohibiting RC4 Cipher Suites"
Points of interest
- Section 7.2.1. of RFC 2246: Closure alerts
The client and the server must share knowledge that the connection is ending in order to avoid a truncation attack. Either party may initiate the exchange of closing messages. [...] Each party is required to send a close_notify alert before closing the write side of the connection.
- Lots of FTP servers did not follow the specifications and were vulnerable to truncation attacks. FileZilla will properly fail transfers on those servers.