File Transfer Protocol (Active/Passive Mode FTP)
In “passive” mode, both control and data connections are made from your FTP client to the FTP server. In firewalled deployments, all connections are made from the Internet to the server (rather than from the server back to the Internet), so passive mode is also known as “firewall friendly” mode in some products.
“Active” mode shows the working of FTP originally and it is still supported (and occasionally required) by many servers. In active mode, the control connection is made from the FTP client but all data connections are made from the FTP server to the FTP client. This type of connection should have firewalls that understand the FTP protocol to dynamically change ports between client and server or there should be no firewall.
To Enable Active/Passive Mode FTP:
There are 2 ways to change the mode.
- Global Setting.
- For Individual Sites.
Step 1: Choose “Settings” from the “Edit” menu. A new dialog box will open.
Step 2: In the Left pane, select “FTP” option. Now you can change the Transfer Mode Active/Passive FTP mode.
Step 3: Once you select the Transfer Mode, click on “OK” button at the left bottom the current page.
For Individual Site:
Step 1: Select the Site Manager in the File menu.
Step 2: Select the “Transfer Settings” menu in the right pane. Now select the desired site and there you can select the transfer mode for the individual site.
Step 3: Once you select the Transfer Mode click on “OK” button at the left bottom the current page.