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I need to secure connect to my disk in home server from Windows computer where I do not have administrator rights.

Windows support FTP and WebDAV. WebDAV support is strange... Windows 7 support only non-encrypted FTP, FTPS and FTPES do not work.

I can't use dynamic SSH tunnel. Client must use SOCKS5 proxy, Windows integrated ftp client don't support proxy. http://winscp.net/eng/docs/guide_tunnel#ftp_putty

I try tunnel FTP ports over SSH:

plink.exe -ssh -2 -4 -N -C -L -L -L user@server

in this settings FTP must work in active mode. I disable passive mode in proftpd on server:


in windows I succesfully login, but I can't list direcotry or any other action.

So I try passive ftp. I limit port in proftpd server (if I want tunnel 100 ports over putty, putty crash):

PassivePorts                    60000 60025

Now I estabilish tunnel:

plink.exe -ssh -2 -4 -N -C -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L -L user@server

and after that I connect ftp from as netwrok location, it works great. But I must connect it from GUI. I want automatically connect from command line. I try

[%windir%\explorer ftp://UserName:UserPassW@server][2]

it only open window with connected ftp, but do not add item to "computer locations".

  • How can I compel integrated windows gui ftp client to use only active ftp mode?
  • How can I connect FTP "network location" from command line?
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