Address Book Concept

The Address Book stores information about remote Beyond FTP and FTP servers.  The minimum information is a name and an Internet address.  It can also include the user name and password for accessing the remote server, the default path associated with an FTP server, the selected encryption algorithm, and advanced information for FTP connections. 

The Address Book is displayed as the left pane of a File Viewer window.  Addresses may be contained within folders, allowing you flexibility in organizing your addresses.  The display is similar to the Windows Explorer in that you can open multiple addresses simultaneously, and you can “drill down” to the directory level for any address.  Actual files are displayed on the right pane as drives and directories are opened.

The Address Book supports drag and drop operations, both at the file and the directory level.  Addresses themselves may also be moved among the folders by dragging them from one to the other.

Beyond FTP is shipped with several address book entries that provide access to our Beyond FTP and FTP servers, as well as a Microsoft FTP server.  One of your first tasks will be to create an address book entry of your own.  If this is for a Beyond FTP server, you will need the Internet address of the machine.  You can use the Get Server Name button to retrieve the remote name.  If this is an FTP server, you will need the address and the account (provided it is different from anonymous).

A new address entry is tested by simply double clicking the server name in the display.  This will initiate the connection process.  Once connected, any displays are subject to the security restrictions for the account associated with the address