Opened 18 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#1651 closed Feature request (rejected)

FXP - Server 2 Server Transfer

Reported by: sandersonshea Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc: sandersonshea, bb1rofra, phobie, Alexander Schuch, tomakos, OmegaPhil+FileZilla@…, leho@…
Component version: Operating system type:
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Description (last modified by Tim Kosse)

It would be a helpful feature to get FXP support in the


Change History (14)

comment:1 by bb1rofra, 16 years ago

I agree with this suggestion
The inclusion of this feature is a must for this wonderful

comment:2 by phobie, 16 years ago

secure auth, implemented encryption or ssh tunneling and fxp
support are the most important features needed.

comment:3 by Alexander Schuch, 13 years ago

phobie: Please request only one feature per RFE.

FileZilla 3 (beta) supports SFTP, FTPS and FTPES, but still lacks FXP.

comment:4 by Alexander Schuch, 13 years ago

As suggested in:
[ 974729 ] Allow local filesystem to be another ftp server

If FXP cannot be establed for whatsoever reason (security), transfer the file from server A temporarily to local computer and then transfer it from local computer to server B.

comment:5 by Alexander Schuch, 13 years ago

As suggested in (now deleted) RFE:
[ 601218 ] Two Remote Views at the same time

FileZilla should be able to open two remote windows for the very same server, and (use an optimised approach to) be able to move around files and folders on same server.

comment:6 by tomakos, 13 years ago

yes please!!

comment:7 by Alexander Schuch, 12 years ago

Taken from the following, and now delete RFE, for a more explicit example of an FXP "emulation":
[ 1944714 ] not a FXP client but like

"I just want to tranfert automatically a directory an its sub-diretories
from my first ftp server to my second ftp server, by pass my computer,
because my servers don't accept FXP.

This is what I do manually :
1) I connect to my first server
2) I download a selected directory and sub-dirextories
and files into a temporary directory in my local computer
3) when it's done I delete on my fisrt server the selected directory and
sub-dirextories and files
4) when it's done I disconnect my first server
5) I connect to my second directory
6) I upload the downloaded directory and sub-dirextories and files
7) when it's done I disconnect my second server"

in reply to:  description comment:8 by Dun Dun, 11 years ago

Replying to sandersonshea:

It would be a helpful feature to get FXP support in the


This was opened 7 years ago.
Still open, is the implementation impossible or not wanted in filezilla?

comment:9 by Hubert, 10 years ago

Pushing this one would maybe help the developers to find the good features to implement :P

By the way: Caching the files on the local computer like "ci-dev" suggested is not a good thing on windows computers and linux servers because file permissions would be lost.

comment:10 by JustPassingBy, 8 years ago

Cc: OmegaPhil+FileZilla@… added

comment:11 by Leho Kraav, 8 years ago

Cc: leho@… added

comment:13 by Alexander Schuch, 7 years ago

See related #4136 as well.

in reply to:  13 comment:14 by jlllerk, 6 years ago

Replying to ci-dev:

See related #4136 as well.

This is the only reason i still use FTPrush..

Filezilla is so much better! speed / connection wise. I don't get it why they wont make the perfect client..

comment:15 by Tim Kosse, 4 years ago

Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: rejected
Status: newclosed

Won't ever be implemented. Server-to-server transfers are incompatible with FTP over TLS.

Plaintext FTP should no longer be used.

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