ProFtp is an uncomplicated product for integrating the Microsoft Windows and TCP/IP network environments. ProFtp is an inexpensive but effective way to transform a standard PC running under MS Windows (9x/ME/NT/2000/ME/XP) into a multi-function terminal. Being based on the TCP/IP open standards, the package integrates a PC into an interoperable computer network. The network of dissimilar computers and operating systems becomes perfectly transparent to you. ProFtp enables you to work on your PC's screen with several applications executed simultaneously on various network nodes. As a result a heterogeneous network appears to you as a unified large computer system arranged directly on your desktop.
By using the industry standard Secure Shell (SSH1/SSH2) protocol for remote logins, intended to provide secure encrypted communications between two untrusted hosts over an insecure network, the package brings you typical remote system administrating, file transferring and access to corporate resources over the Internet. With its SSH1/SSH2 features support the package brings Security to your PCs, company LAN/WAN or Intranet.
The FTP is a file transfer program that allows you to transfer files between your PC and a remote computer using the ARPANET standard File Transfer Protocol. The program can transfer files in two different format types: ASCII format is used for text files and Binary format is used for binary files.
The FTP also allows you to perform some basic file and directory management operations such as deleting, copying and renaming.
The ProFtp's FTP must run on a machine that is configured for TCP/IP network communication or Internet access. Access can be gained through Winsock and the use of any dial-up provider, a Remote Access Server (RAS) or a direct connection via a local area network that supports TCP/IP. In order for the FTP to communicate with a remote computer that computer must have a server implementation of FTP (FTP server based on the TCP/IP transports).
FTP operations may be done either by direct insecure access to a remote host or through one of the established SSH1/SSH2 protocol connections as well.
You can be connected to only one remote computer at a time during a FTP session. However, you can run multiple FTP sessions (FTP clients) simultaneously in separate windows with each session connected to a different host. Now you can use FXP mode to transfer files between two remote computers.
ProFTP has a rich set of features easy to use download and upload files with this simple program. You can copy either a directory or selected file from a remote host to your computer.