Implements a server that enables the application to send and
receive files using the File Transfer Protocol.
||RFC 959, RFC 1579, RFC 2228
This ActiveX control provides an interface for implementing an embedded,
lightweight server that can be used to exchange files with a client
using the standard File Transfer Protocol. The server can accept
connections from any third-party application or a program developed
using the SocketTools FTP ActiveX control.
The application specifies an initial server configuration by
setting the relevant properties and can implement event handlers to
monitor the activities of the clients that have connected to the
server. The control automatically handles the standard FTP commands
and requires minimal coding on the part of the application that is
hosting the control. However, the application may
also use event mechanism to filter specific commands or to extend
the protocol by providing custom implementations of existing commands
or add entirely new commands.
The server supports active and passive mode file transfers,
has compatibility options for NAT router and firewall support, and
provides support for secure file
transfers using explicit SSL/TLS sessions. Secure connections require
that a valid SSL certificate be installed on the system.
The SocketTools ActiveX Edition components are self-registering
controls compatible with any programming language that supports COM
(Component Object Model) and the ActiveX control specification. If
you are using Visual Basic 6.0 or Visual C++ 6.0, it is required that
you have Service Pack 6 (SP6) installed. It is recommended that you
install all updates for your development tools.
This component is supported on Windows XP and later versions of
the Windows desktop and server platforms. If you are using
Windows XP, you must have Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed as a minimum
requirement. It is recommended that you install the current service
pack and all critical updates available for your version of the
This product includes both 32-bit and 64-bit ActiveX controls.
Native 64-bit CPU support requires the latest 64-bit version of
Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 or later versions of the
Windows operating system.
When you distribute an application that uses this control, you can
either install the file in the same folder as your application
executable or as a shared component in the appropriate system folder.
If you install the control in the system folder, it is important that
you distribute the correct version for the target platform and it
must be registered. If you install the control in the same folder as
your executable, it is recommended that you use registration-free
activation or COM redirection to ensure that the correct version of
the control is loaded by the application.