[thelist] FTP Security

Harlow Pinson hpinson at indepthl.com
Sat Oct 21 18:09:16 CDT 2000

This question came up regarding web server FTP security. 

When establishing an FTP connection, it appears that the 
username and password are sent as clear-text. Apparently, this 
clear-text can be snooped without too much difficulty.

The developer tools that we use are Dreamweaver and HomeSite, 
which establish a connection to the web-server via FTP, as do 
most other common design tools like FrontPage and Golive.  
Seems like quite a security hole.

Am I misunderstanding this?  Are using such design tools like 
Dreamweaver a significant risk to site security?  Any ideas about 
dealing with this?


Harlow Pinson
Indepth Learning
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