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FTP Action Options Tab

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This tab of the FTP action specifies additional options.


Verify transfers: This option specifies that file transfers should be automatically verified after the transfer has completed. If the server supports the XMD5 command, the transfer will be verified by calculating an MD5 hash of the file contents. If the server does not support the XMD5 command, but does support the XCRC command, the transfer will be verified by calculating a CRC32 checksum of the file contents. If neither the XMD5 or XCRC commands are supported, the transfer is verified by comparing the size of the file. Automatic file verification is only performed for binary mode transfers because of the end-of-line conversion that may occur when text files are uploaded or downloaded.


No authorization: This option specifies that the server does not require authentication or that it requires an alternate authentication method. When this option is used, the client connection is flagged as authenticated as soon as the connection to the server has been established. Note that using this option to bypass authentication may result in subsequent errors when attempting to retrieve a directory listing or transfer a file. It is recommended that you consult the technical reference documentation for the server to determine its specific authentication requirements.


Attempt to keep the connection with the server active: This option specifies that the client should attempt to keep the connection with the server active for an extended period of time.


Virtual hosting: This option specifies that the server supports virtual hosting, where multiple domains are hosted by a server using the same external IP address. If this option is enabled, the client will send the HOST command to the server upon establishing a connection.


Tunneled connection: This option specifies that a tunneled TCP connection and/or port-forwarding is being used to establish the connection to the server. This changes the behavior of the client with regards to internal checks of the destination IP address and remote port number, default feature selection and how the connection is established. This option also forces all connections to be outbound and enables the firewall compatibility features in the client.


Trusted site: This option specifies that the server is trusted. The server certificate will not be validated and the connection will always be permitted. This option only affects connections using either the SSL or TLS protocols.


Do not use directory as reported by server: If unchecked (the default), the action will retrieve the full current directory name from the server and use that to set the current directory when processing subfolders (this may be necessary if the Remote folder is specified as a relative path).  If checked, the action will use the path exactly as provided by the user on the Transfer tab (this may be necessary if the server returns paths with non-standard notation; i.e., :[x.y] rather than /x/y as used by some VAX/VMS FTP servers, and absolute paths in slash notation should be specified in the Remote folder field in this case).