FTP Login Validation

FTP Login Validation


This type of check enables you to monitor your FTP access. Define host as well as login and password. We try to establish the connection to your FTP server and to authenticate ourselves with the access data. In addition, you can ssl specify whether or not we should establish the connection in secure mode. If the connection does not work or the login data is invalid, we will alert you as usual.


Host of the ftp
Login to try to connect with
Password to try to connect with
Is it a sftp server?
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What is FTP?

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, which means "file transfer protocol" in German. It is a standard that regulates the transfer of files over a network. FTP allows users to transfer files from one computer to another.

There are two main components in the FTP protocol:

  1. FTP Server: A computer that provides files for downloading. Users can connect to the server via FTP to receive files from it.

  2. FTP Client: A computer that uploads files to the server or downloads files from the server. Users can use dedicated FTP client software or utilize FTP functionality built into specific operating systems.

FTP allows files to be transferred in both directions, with different commands for uploading (put) and downloading (get) files. It usually requires a login with a username and password to access an FTP server, although there are also anonymous FTP accesses that do not require login.

It's important to note that FTP is unencrypted, meaning the data transferred is visible in plain text. For this reason, it is often recommended to use encrypted protocols such as FTPS (FTP Secure) or SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) for security-critical applications. These encrypted versions provide additional protection for the transmitted data.

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