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VirtualConnect FTP Port question

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VirtualConnect FTP Port question

Peter had a question about the FTP used to update the Virtual Connect modules.




In addition to recent posts about the FTP port on VC for FW updates, a customer asks me

-       Which ports are used for this communication (for FW updates these ports has to be opened in the firewalls)?

-       Will the ftp user added automatically and deleted manually or has this to be done manually after the FW update?

-       Can the FTP server be disabled ?




Response from Fred:




Beginning with VC 4.10 and VCSU 1.9.0, the FTP service on VC-Enet modules is disabled by default. The VCSU software temporarily enables and disables the FTP service during firmware upgrades of older VC firmware for VC-FC modules as needed.


With VC4.10, VCSU 1.9.0 and later, SFTP is used in place of FTP.


The FTP service cannot be disabled on older versions of VC firmware. The FTP service on VC modules prohibits write operations, all operations are logged, anonymous logins are disabled. The ftp user is handled programmatically between VCSU and VCM.




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