FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It gives a way to transfer files from your computer to online servers. It allows you to send and download files to your computer to server. It is an old protocol and it’s widely used for sending and receiving file by server. You can easily access files and its sub directories on server by using it. Mostly super users need it when it comes to uploading data to their web hostings or manage files on their sites. You can do following operations to remote items on the server:
Some servers also support setting permissions and attributes operations.
SFTP stands for Secure File Transfer Protocol. It is an another file transfer protocol like FTP but its provide the facility of secure connection. It uses Secure Shell (SSH) data stream to transfer files over internet. In SFTP client must need to authenticated by the server and data must be transferred by the secure channel because SFTP uses secure protocols to transfer files. SFTP was designed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It is an extended version of SSH 2.0. It allows the file transfer over SSH and TLS (Transport Layer Security). In this commands and data both are encrypted to transfer secure information between server and client. SCP is also used to copy files from the client to SSH servers and vice versa. There are many other protocols such as HTTPS, POP, IMAP, SCP etc.
It provides wide range of operations to be performed on remote files that are following:
ComponentPro provides the FTP and SFTP .Net libraries to easily integrate FTP and SFTP into your web, mobile and desktop applications. These libraries are fast, reliable, easy to use and feature-rich. You can use it to upload, download, create, delete the files and much more. Here is the FTP library and SFTP library. You can check these libraries by downloading it. After downloading and installing these libraries into your computer you can find the demos and examples <Installed_Folder>\Samples\Ftp here to implement FTP and SFTP in your web, mobile and desktop applications. Now we talk about the progress reporting interval of FTP and SFTP client. You can use this in these libraries to implement progress reporting interval.
ProgressReportInterval property of the
FileSystem class introduced in v5.2 can help you reduce the number of calls to your
Progress event handlers. As a result it can make you program run faster. To disable the Progress reporting timing, you can set the
ProgressReportInterval property to 0 (zero) meaning the
Progress event is raised whenever there is data transferred while uploading or downloading files. The default value is 100 ms. The following example shows you how to set that property:
// Create a new instance. Sftp client = new Sftp(); // Connect to the SFTP server. client.Connect("server"); // Authenticate. client.Authenticate("username", "password"); // ... // Set the progress report interval ComponentPro.IO.FileSystem.ProgressReportInterval = 500; // Fire the Progress event every 500ms // Upload all files and subdirectories from local folder 'c:\temp' to the remote dir '/temp' client.UploadFiles("c:\\temp", "/temp"); // ... // Disconnect. client.Disconnect();