Enter a site name under which the server settings are saved.
This name will be displayed in the list on the left of the Connect Dialog and in the Favorites menu.
The Host Address field contains the location of the FTP server.
You can either specify a URL or IP address.
The default Port of a FTP connection is 21, but if necessary you can configure something else.
PASV mode is useful for certain types of firewalls that do not allow FTP servers to initiate data connections back to the connected client.
This is where you enter the username of the FTP account that allows you to logon to the FTP Server (also see anonymous setting).
Enter the password of the FTP account.
If you leave the password field blank, a popup will appear when you connect to the FTP server to allow you the enter the password manually. This can be usefull for people who don't want to save their passwords.
Some FTP sites allow you to logon with to a 'anonymous' account. When you select this option it will automatically fill in the username (=anonymous) and password (=your email address). By default it will use the email address you configured in the options dialog (explained later in this document).
Here you can configure the initial folder on the remote server. This feature makes it easy to automate the navigation to a commonly visited folder on the server.
For example if you specify /softlib/mslfiles/ as initial path for the Microsoft ftp site (ftp.microsoft.com) it will automatically navigate to this folder for you. The default is your root directory.
This is the default path to which file transfers will be downloaded. Use the Browse button to select a folder.
Retries and Interval
Use these options to allow FreeFTP to automatically retry the connection if the initial attempt fails. The "Attempts" field contains the maximum number of attempts that the program will try before returning an error. The "Interval" option instructs the program how long to wait between connection attempts.
Enter a description for this particular FTP configuration.
Adds a new site to your Favorites.
Select a folder if you want to create the new site in a specific folder.
Select a previous created site to copy that site's settings into the new site.
Adds a new folder to your Favorites.
Delete a site or complete folder from your Favorites.
Press the Connect button to make a connection with the server in the selected profile.
Site settings are automatically saved when your change them.
You can also drag and drop sites or folders from one folder to another.