Outgoing connections - FTP

Overview

Used to create, update, delete and browse through outgoing FTP connections.

Each usage of a connection by a service establishes a new link to the FTP server, i.e. there is no connection pool created in the background, each time a new service connects to a server a new FTP connection is needed. Within a single instance of a service only a single connection to the FTP server is maintained though.

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Create and Edit

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Header Notes
Name Connection name
Active Whether the connection can be used by services or not. If a connection is not active a service will encounter a zato.common.Inactive exception when attempting to use it.
Host FTP server’s host
Port Port to connect to
User (Optional) A username to connect with. Leave blank to connect anonymously.
Password (Optional) A password to connect with
Accounting info (Optional) An accounting information a server may possibly require (rarely used)
Timeout (Optional) Connection timeout, in seconds
Cache directories Whether FTP directories should be cached within a single FTP connection. In either case, they won’t be cached across multiple invocations of services using the FTP connection.

A newly created connection definition has a password set to an empty string.