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AntiFirewall allows you to connect to FTP servers around the world even if you are behind a firewall which blocks access to the FTP protocol (e.g. at your job). In addition to that, AntiFirewall hides your IP address from the FTP server, so you can use it as effective anonymizing software for FTP. You can use a standalone FTP client or web browser.
To start using AntiFirewall with FTP, do the following:
1. In the main window of the AntiFirewall program, click the Create New Connection button. A wizard dialog will appear.
2. On the first screen of the wizard, you will just need to wait until the
program automatically finds a good proxy for your location. When it finishes,
click the Next button.
3. On the next screen you will need to select FTP from the drop-down list and enter the address of the FTP server to which you want to connect. Directory names after the address are not supported, you will have to use your FTP program to browse to the right directory after the connection is established. Port number is optional (enter it only if it is required by the FTP server; the standard port, 21, will be used by default). User name and password may be required by your server, however you do not need to enter anything for anonymous FTP. E.g.: ftp.dell.com or ftp.dell.com:21. When you finish, click the Next button.
4. On the next page, enter a name for the new connection. The name can be anything that will be easy for you to recognize later; you can enter the same address you entered on the previous step or anything else you like. That name will be shown in the drop-down list of available connections on the main AntiFirewall window. Do not leave the field blank. When you finish, click the Next button.
5. Now AntiFirewall will try to test the newly created connection. If there are problems, read the explanations carefully and follow the instructions. If the problem persists, make sure to check the address of the server: a mistake in the name, a space or an extra dot may be responsible for the problem. You should also try re-creating the connection with a different proxy server (click Try Another Proxy button on the first page of the wizard).
6. Once the connection has been tested successfully, you will see its parameters on the main window of AntiFirewall. On the left it shows the address of the FTP server, and on the right, in the area titled "Your computer", the address of the local virtual server created by AntiFirewall on your computer. The virtual address will look like "127.0.0.1:7003". Now you must connect to that address using your web browser or FTP client program.
7. That's all. When you connect with your FTP client to the local address provided by AntiFirewall, you can start browsing the remote FTP server, anonymously.
If you want to edit an existing connection, select it in the drop-down list at the top of the main AntiFirewall window, then click the Change settings button. You will go through the same wizard steps as described above and have an opportunity to change anything you entered earlier. If you want to use a different proxy server for tunnelling your data (e.g., if the current one seems too slow), then on the first screen of the wizard (where the program chooses a proxy) you can click the Try more button and AntiFirewall will search for a faster proxy.
Troubleshooting. In some rare cases you may have difficulty downloading or uploading very large files, especially if the server is not very fast. If you notice that the connection drops before the file is transferred completely, or if you find that the connection dies just after the file transfer is over, there are two things you can do to eliminate the problem.
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