Tips n Tricks

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What does the Passive setting in FTP mean

If you are setting up an FTP server, you would have come accross the setting which says "Allow Passive FTP" or "Passive Mode". This short article explains what Passive FTP means.

In the good old days, FTP needed only two seperate connections, one from the client machine and the other from the FTP server. As networks evolved and machines got behind firewalls and started using NAT, the FTP server could not connect back to originating client machine unless it was specified in the NAT table / rules that it was the destination for FTP client.

How to send a clickable link to a file in Outlook

Sometimes you want to send users a clickable link to a folder or file on your network rather than sending them the whole document as an attachment or just the path as text eg; N:\Common\test.doc (where N: is a network drive)