This page describes the syncconnect function when connecting to an FTP server. For generalized information on the function, see the documentation for the syncconnect function.
function opens a connection to an FTP server to synchronize data and files over the Internet. The first argument must be the keyword FTP
. The second argument, ftp_url
, is a string expression of the full URL of the FTP server. The third and fourth arguments, username
are optional string arguments of the credentials used to login to the server. If the username and password are not specified, the user will be prompted to enter them the first time the synchronization is run. After the credentials have been entered the first time, they are saved in secure storage on the device and do not need to be entered again. You can use the CSPro Settings
dialog to clear any cached credentials.
CSPro synchronization can work with FTP servers using encrypted transmission via TLS/SSL. There are two modes that CSPro supports for encrypted FTP: explicit and implicit. To use explicit TLS/SSL, provide a URL for the server that starts with "ftpes://". To use implicit TLS/SSL, provide a URL for the server that starts with "ftps://". For servers that do not support TLS/SSL, use a URL that starts with "ftp://". FTP over SSH (SFTP) is not supported.
You can optionally specify a port number by adding it to the end of the URL, separated by a colon. For example, the URL "ftp://myserver.com:27" tells CSPro to connect to port 27. If no port is specified, the standard FTP port will be used (port 21 for FTP or port 990 for FTPS).