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FTP Tab on the Transfer Settings Dialog Box (VT)

How do I get to this dialog box?
  1. Open a VT terminal session and then open the Transfer Settings dialog box.

    The steps depend on your user interface mode.

    User Interface Mode Steps
    Ribbon On the Session tab, from the Transfer group, click the Transfer Settings launcher:
    Reflection Browser On the Reflection menu, choose Tools and then File Transfer. In the Transfer dialog box, click the Settings button.
    TouchUx Tap the Wrench icon and then under Tools, select File Transfer. In the Transfer dialog box, click the Settings button.
  2. From the Transfer Settings dialog box, select the FTP protocol.

  3. Click the FTP tab.

The options are:

User name

Enter your user name as it is registered on the FTP server. If you are logging in for the first time, try to log in as Guest, or log in by selecting the Anonymous check box.


Enter the password the FTP server associates with the user name.

When a password is expected and the Anonymous check box is selected, the password appears in plain text, instead of asterisks (*), as you type it. If no password is expected, click OK to continue.

For added security, the number of asterisks that show do NOT match the number of characters in your password.

Often, FTP servers expect an e-mail address as a password when you log in as an Anonymous user.


Log on to the FTP server as a guest, with the user name anonymous.

Enter Host (or System) Name or IP Address

Type the name or IP address of the FTP server to log on to.

Clear Log-in Options

Specify when logon information should be cleared from the controls and fields in this tab (and thus not used as logon information for, as an example, a new host you wish to log on to).

Transfer type

When you perform a file transfer, it defaults to the transfer type you select from this list.

Select To do this
ASCII Apply the items under Translation options for ASCII transfers (set from the Translation tab) to be applied to the file contents, as well as any character set translation that you have opted to perform.
Binary Transfer the file contents unchanged.
Auto-Detect Have Reflection select the transfer type for you.

Character set translation (ASCII)

When you perform an ASCII transfer with this option selected, Reflection translates characters based on the settings from the Translation tab of the Transfer Settings dialog box and the Emulation tab of the Terminal Setup dialog box.

File name translation

If you are using FTP for ASCII transfers to a host, you can select this option to invoke settings automatically under File name translation options on the Translation tab.

System type

Select the type of host to which you will send files to or receive files from.

Use passive mode

When selected, the client sends a PASV command to communicate with the server in passive mode (sometimes called PASV mode). This initiates a separate data connection for directory listings and file transfers.

Use passive mode to minimize connection problems with firewalls.

Transfer with

There are two different implementations of FTP available from the FTP tab: Reflection FTP and Microsoft FTP.

Reflection FTP provides connections to any host Reflection supports. Microsoft FTP provides connections to UNIX hosts, and can be used only for FTP transfers to hosts whose FTP server supports UNIX or Windows NT-style server command interfaces.

Default upload directory

Select the host directory to which Reflection should be set after an FTP connection is made. If a directory is listed in this box, the command in the Host directory command box is ignored.

Host directory command

Type a host command in this box to retrieve the location of your host's current directory. Reflection uses this information to set the current host directory after an FTP connection is made. The command that's listed can be changed if it does not match your host's "get current host directory" command.

If a directory is listed in the Default upload directory box, that value is used and the command in the Host directory command box is ignored.


When System type is Unisys, only the Default upload directory box can be used to set the current host directory.

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