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Setting up WS_FTP to work with SpoonProxy

The best way to setup WS_FTP to work with SpoonProxy is to use SpoonProxy's built in FTP Proxy.

The following example shows how you would configure SpoonProxy and WS_FTP to connect to the ftp server ftp.microsoft.com using the anonymous login account and your email address as password. To use with your FTP site simply replace the information with your SpoonProxy server's internal IP address and the information (site address, username and password) for the FTP site you need to connect to.

Step 1:

Add the FTP proxy to SpoonProxy if it's not already present.

In SpoonProxy click Properties. Select the TCP Map tab which brings you to the following screen:


Click Add to add the FTP proxy protocol as follows. We suggest port 10021 as a safe port to use (as long as you are not using it for anything else.)

Step 2:

In WS_FTP click Connect and select New to create a new site.

On the general tab enter the internal IP address of your proxy server machine as shown below. In the User ID field put the username@servername as shown in the example below.

In the password field, put your password for the remote site.

In the Advanced tab of the WS_FTP connection change the port number to 10021 (or the port you chose in SpoonProxy for FTP) and check the box marked Passive Transfers (important!).

Note: There is no need to configure anything on the firewall tab in this example.

Step 3:

Save your connection and proceed with your FTP'ing.

Last modified 7/26/01 by DD.





You can also use WS_FTP by running it "socksified" with either Hummingbird SOCKS or Sockscap. (See the SpoonProxy main support page for links and info on SOCKS.)

The important thing to remember is to select Passive Transfers when using most FTP programs through proxies or firewalls.


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