SECURITY CONFIGURATION AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF FTP SERVERSharad Pratap Singh, Navin Goyal Computer Science Engineering, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, India.
File Transfer Protocol is used for transferring files to clients over networks using client-server architecture. FTP provides two mechanisms for file transfer; one is anonymous method and another one is password authentication mechanism. All the communication between client and server is without encryption means data is transferred in clear text whether it is password or ftp commands. There are some requirements which are considered important while file transfers and these are Authentication, Integrity and Confidentiality. For implementing security in file transfer protocol we use FTPS rather than FTP as it is more secure. As FTPS uses some encryption mechanisms, it adds some extra process which effects the performance. FTP and FTPS are configured according to the security requirements for file transfer. Adding some extra process overhead in FTPS like encryption, it affects the performance. This research paper compares both FTPS and FTP on Linux and Windows server.
Key words: FTP,FTPS,encryption mechanisms.