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  • Blog Post: FTP Clients - Part 14: CuteFTP

    For this next installment in my series about FTP clients, I want to take a look at Globalscape's CuteFTP, which is available from the following URL: http://www.cuteftp.net/ CuteFTP is a for-retail product that used to be available in several editions - Lite , Home , and Pro - but at the time of...
  • Blog Post: RFC 7151 - File Transfer Protocol HOST Command for Virtual Hosts

    I received an email yesterday from the RFC Editor that a new Request for Comments (RFC) document has just been published, RFC 7151, which adds support for a new "HOST" command to FTP. This new command allows hosting multiple FTP sites on a single IP address, much like what Host Headers provide for HTTP...
  • Blog Post: FTP Clients - Part 13: WinSCP

    For this next installment in my series about FTP clients, I want to take a look at WinSCP, which is an open source FTP/SFTP client that is available from the following URL: http://www.winscp.net/ For this blog post I used WinSCP 5.5.1, and it was available for free when I wrote this blog post....
  • Blog Post: How to trust the IIS Express Self-Signed Certificate

    I had an interesting question from a coworker today that I thought would make a great blog. Here's the scenario... Problem Description My coworker was using WebMatrix to create a website, although he could have been using Visual Studio and he would have run into the same problem. The problem he...
  • Blog Post: FTP Clients - Part 11: Beyond Compare 3

    For this installment in my series about FTP clients, I want to take a look at Beyond Compare 3 from Scooter Software . At its heart, Beyond Compare is a file/folder comparison tool, so it might seem an unlikely candidate for an FTP client, but it has a lot of great FTP features packed into it. ...
  • Blog Post: IIS 6: Setting up SSL - Appendix C: Processing a Certificate Request using Windows 2003 Certificate Services

    In this last appendix for my blog series about using SSL with IIS 6, I'll discuss processing a certificate request by using Windows 2003 Certificate Services. When you are running a certificate server for your network environment, you will need to physically issue the certificates that clients will request...
  • Blog Post: IIS 6: Setting up SSL - Appendix B: Obtaining a Root Certificate from Windows Server 2003 Certificate Services

    In this second appendix for my blog series about using SSL with IIS 6, I'm going to discuss obtaining the root certificate from Windows Server 2003 Certificate Services. By way of explanation, obtaining a root certificate is one of the most important steps for servers or clients that will use certificates...
  • Blog Post: IIS 6: Setting up SSL - Appendix A: Installing Windows Server 2003 Certificate Services

    I needed to take a short break from my blog series about using SSL with IIS 6 in order to work on some other projects, but I wanted to finish the series by giving you a few appendices that give you some additional details that you might want to know if you are using SSL with IIS 6. In this first appendix...
  • Blog Post: IIS 6: Setting up SSL - Part 3: Installing the Certificate

    In part three of my series on setting up SSL on IIS 6, I'll describe the steps that are necessary to install an SSL certificate. Simply out of convenience I broke this process into two sections: Installing Your Certificate (Required) Verifying Your Certificate (Optional) Installing...
  • Blog Post: IIS 6: Setting up SSL - Part 2: Submitting a Certificate Request and Obtaining a Certificate

    In part two of my series on setting up SSL on IIS 6, I'll describe the steps that are necessary to obtain an SSL certificate. Typically you would submit your certificate request to any one of several Certificate Authorities (CA); and there are several that are available. Here are just a few: Thawte...
  • Blog Post: IIS 6: Setting up SSL - Part 1: Making a Request

    In part one of my series on setting up SSL on IIS 6, I'll describe all of the steps that are necessary to request an SSL certificate for a website. Once you have completed your certificate request, you would send that to a Certificate Authority (CA) for approval. In subsequent blog posts I'll discuss...
  • Blog Post: IIS 6: Setting up SSL - Overview

    Many years ago I wrote a series of instructions that used dozens of screenshots in order to show my coworkers how to set up and enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) communications in IIS 5, which I eventually turned into a blog series on one of my personal blog sites . A few years later I wrote a sequel...
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