December 30, 2002
WS_FTP Pro Version 7 (Configured for NIH) Is Available
NIH users are now able to download the latest client version of WS_FTP Pro (7.6) from a CIT Web page (see below). CIT has purchased licenses from the vendor, Ipswitch, so that NIH staff, contractors, and OS/390 and EOS users will be able to obtain this clientfree of chargefor conducting official government business.
WS_FTP Pro provides a file transfer protocol (FTP) client for Internet-connected computers using Windows 95/98/NT/2000. This will enable fast and accurate transfer of files or collections of files.
What You Will Need
WS_FTP Pro is available to users with NIH IP addresses or registered CIT users from any IP address. You will have to enter a Titan or South system user ID and RACF password before you can download the software.
You will also need WinZip (or similar software) on your computer to unzip the downloaded files. The unzipped file contains two filesthe installation file (wsftp76ec.exe) and a document, "Connecting to NIH.doc." The document provides instructions on how to create site profiles for connecting to the South and Titan FTP sites (servers).
The download will install both a WS_FTP Pro interface and a WS_FTP Pro Explorer interface. If you are connecting to the OS/390 South and Titan systems, we recommend that you use WS_FTP Pro (not WS_FTP Pro Explorer). This will give the best display of file names and will allow you to use the QUOTE and SITE commands. For security reasons, we recommend that you don't allow WS_FTP Pro to store your password. (That is, when creating a site profile, do not check the box that says "Save Password.")
How to Download the Software for OS/390
Go to the CIT iSDP Web site:
Click the option, Downloads (prepaid) under Software
Click the category TCP Tools
Select the system you want
If you have questions or need assistance, please call the TASC help desk at (301) 594-6248.
The latest version of the WS_FTP Pro client provides a secure file transfer facility to and from the EOS systems. To get the software, EOS application owners should submit an ASR indicating the number of copies required. Installation instructions will be provided with the software.
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