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Finding an FTP client that supports SSL

Most of our business is FTP uploads and downloads. Is third-party software the best answer for FTP encryption for file transmissions across the Internet?

In V5R1 IBM added support for SSL for the FTP server. The trick is finding an FTP client that supports SSL. The other issue to consider is whether you are transmitting between two iSeries systems. If that's the case, SSL won't work because IBM did not enable the OS/400 FTP client code to support SSL.

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This was first published in February 2002

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