Since we've been testing a lot of FTP clients with our new FTP server for IIS 7, I thought that it would be a good idea to discuss some of the highlights and pitfalls that we have run into when testing various clients.
I thought that I'd begin this series with an examination of several web browsers, which are really not the best FTP clients around - web browsers are mostly just "putting a pretty face" on an FTP site rather than functioning as an FTP client. In any event, here's a summary table of different features that I tested with a few web browsers:
See the individual client notes below for more information on each client.
As far as web browsers are concerned, they're not great FTP clients. That being said, here's my thoughts on their respective experiences:
In the next part of this series, I'll start taking a look at some specific FTP clients.
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Apart from the browsers, please also check stuff like the .NET Framework FTP client (FtpWebRequest) - search on Microsoft Connect for "FtpWebRequest" to see what I mean...
I’ve been working with this a lot recently and thought I’d share some of what I found with you. You'll