FileZilla Install and Configure

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1. FileZilla Installation for Windows

2. FileZilla Configuration for Windows


1. FileZilla Installation for Windows
   These instructions constitute the recommended procedure for installing and configuring
   the FileZilla FTP client. Start by downloading the latest version of the FileZilla FTP client
   from FileZilla-Project.org. Remember the location to which you download the file. From
   time to time this link might change and be broken if you try to access it. If you encounter
   either a broken or wrong link, please notify us so we can adjust these instructions
   accordingly.

   Once the executable file is downloaded, run it to commence the installation routine.
   During the installation process, select the default (Standard) install and retain all other
   default settings as you continue installation. Once FileZilla is installed, proceed to the
   configuration instructions below.

2. FileZilla Configuration for Windows
   When the FileZilla client is first started, it should look something like the image
   immediately below.

   Image 1
Although somewhat fuzzy in the image above, note the horizontal Menu bar (File, Edit,
Transfer, View, Queue, Server, Help) near the very top of the client. From the Edit menu,
select Settings... to open the FileZilla Options window as depicted below.

Image 2
Notice that the window opens to Connection information. Alter Timeout Detection to "If
zero bytes are transferred within 120 seconds, assume that the connection timed out and
disconnect." Then, set Retry Settings to "When disconnected from server during transfer,
wait 0 seconds between login attempts and try again up to 0 times."

Next, select File transfer settings in the left window pane (several items below
Connection). Once there, you will note that one default setting has a check in the box
labeled "Use multiple connections to transfer files." Be certain to uncheck that box as
shown in the image below.

Image 3
You can leave all other settings at their default values and press the OK button to close
the FileZilla Options window and return to the main client window. The next step involves
configuring a connection profile (site in FileZilla parlance). From the File menu, select Site
Manager... to open the Site Manager dialog box as depicted below.

Image 4
Press the New Site button; give the site a meaningful name such as MGT Server; and
configure the "Site details" per the information shown in one of the four, immediately
following images. If entering site details for regular FTP access to our primary Web server
(128.205.202.170 / also known as mgt.buffalo.edu), see image immediately below. Fill in
values as shown except for User, Account, and Password values for which you would
enter your own. The User and Account values are the same. The User, Account, and
Password information consists of the FTP user account information provided you by the
IT department at the time your FTP access was first provided. If you do not recall this
information, please contact the IT department.

Image 5
If entering site details for secure FTP access to our primary Web server (128.205.202.170 /
also known as mgt.buffalo.edu), see image immediately below. Fill in values as shown
except for User, Account, and Password values for which you would enter your own. The
User and Account values are the same. The User, Account, and Password information
consists of your UBIT credentials; these are the same credentials for accessing E–mail at
UB.

Image 6
If entering site details for regular FTP access to our secondary Web server
(128.205.202.198), see image immediately below. Fill in values as shown except for User,
Account, and Password values for which you would enter your own. The User and
Account values are the same. The User, Account, and Password information consists of
the FTP user account information provided you by the IT department at the time your FTP
access was first provided. If you do not recall this information, please contact the IT
department.

Image 7
If entering site details for secure FTP access to our secondary Web server
(128.205.202.198), see image immediately below. Fill in values as shown except for User,
Account, and Password values for which you would enter your own. The User and
Account values are the same. The User, Account, and Password information consists of
your UBIT credentials; these are the same credentials for accessing E–mail at UB.

Image 8
Once you enter information for one site, you can create additional sites in a similar fashion
or press Save and Exit. Let's assume you Exit FileZilla at this point but subsequently get
the urge to connect to a FTP server. How do you do that? (Exit the FileZilla FTP client as
you would any other application. That is: From the File menu select Exit.)




    1.    Start FileZilla
    2.    Go to the File menu
    3.    Select Site Manager...
    4.    Select (highlight) the site to which you wish to connect
    5.    Press the Connect button


If this is your first time connecting to one of our secure FTP sites, you should see the
certificate prompt below, which identifies the FTP server to which you are attempting to
connect. Check the box labeled "Always trust this certificate" as shown in the image
below and press the Accept button. If connecting to 128.205.202.198, the Common Name,
Valid information, and Fingerprint will differ, but all other FTP server identifying
information should be the same.

Image 9
That's it; you're connected. Disconnect by pressing the Disconnect button from the
Button/Tool bar immediately below the Menu bar. How do you know which button that is?
If you press and hold any of the active Tool bar buttons while looking down at the Status
line (the horizontal bar at the very bottom of the FileZilla client window), you will see
various button–appropriate tips describing each button's function. For example if you
have the FileZilla Client open and look down at the Status line, you should see the word
"Ready" in the left corner as depicted in the image immediately below.

Image 10
However, if you press and hold the button with a red X in the middle while reading the
Status line, you should see the words "Disconnect from server" as shown in the image
immediately below. By pressing and holding each active button successively while
reading the Status line, you can learn the function of each button.

Image 11
    Finally if you desire to back up your sites (connection profiles), there is a file called
    FileZilla.xml in the FileZilla installation–root directory. If you have site information you do
    not wish to lose, it is a good idea to back up this file to your personal storage site.
    Contact the IT staff if you don't know where to locate your personal storage site(s).