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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I need to install Java before installing JFTP?
  2. I've the latest JRE already installed on my system. Can I use the same JRE with JFTP?
  3. How does JFTP handles the favourites of different users on a shared system? Also, Are the passwords encoded/encrypted in the favourites manager?
  4. Can I run JFTP as an applet inside my web browser?
  5. Can I get the source code for JFTP?


Do I need to install Java before installing JFTP?

If you are installing JFTP on a non-Windows platform, YES. You need to first install Java Runtime Environment (JRE) v 1.2.2 before installing JFTP. If you are installing on Windows, a JRE is bundled in the installer and you don't have to install a JRE separately.

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I've the latest JRE already installed on my system. Can I use the same JRE with JFTP?

I would suggest to use JFTP with a 1.2.2 version as it was developed and tested with JRE 1.2.2. There are some known issues with the later versions of JRE 1.2.2.

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How does JFTP handles the favourites of different users on a shared system? Are the passwords encoded/encrypted in the favourites manager?

The Favourites manager stores your favourite FTP sites' connection information in a serialized file on your local computer. The current version of JFTP stores all the favourite sites in one file irrespective of the logged in user. The information stored includes your site's host name, user name and password. The passwords are neither encoded nor encrypted. So if you are using JFTP on a shared computer, some one else could get access to your favourite sites and can also get the passwords of your FTP sites. So, I don't advice you to add your private/personal sites to the favourites, if you are using JFTP on a shared computer.

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Can I run JFTP as an applet inside my web browser?

No. JFTP is not an applet, but is an application that needs to be installed on your system like any other application you use. Download JFTP installer from the downloads section and follow the instructions provided in the installation guide to install and run JFTP.

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Can I get the source code for JFTP?

Currently NO. Sorry.

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