RE: Securely connecting to FTP

Along with the username any file transfers can be captured. Is your LAN
really at risk of someone installing a device to capture traffic or does
someone have suffciant knowledge to do it software wise? I am assuming
as it is ISP webspace that this is a home environment.

Correct, home environment. I strongly doubt anyone would be capturing the traffic on my LAN.

Between your home and ISP I wouldn't say there is a risk, but then again
I have no idea what the situation is. The fact that in most places there
are very stiff penalties for doing this and the knowledge required would
deter most people. Is the traffic you are uploading to ISP webspace
really that important that someone would do this?

No it isn't. Except that it has to use the credentials used for everything with the ISP (Same account, AFAIK I can't set them differently).
So maybe it's paranoid but it would be annoying if someone sniffed my creds when I Was unsecurely connecting to the FTP to upload files to the website, but then could use those to log on to my ISP toolbox, webmail, etc.

2) is it that smaller ISPs just don't provide this type of functionality, and you won't be able to encrypt while using FTP?
that is, is a secure ftp connection a bit of a premium that you pay
more for or need to look more specifically into other companies offering
"secure ftp services.", or should there be no reason why one ISP would
not be able to offer this service.

I would say that it is common, and the reasoning behind it I outline in
the first part of this. A much larger amount I would say use FTPS (FTP
over SSL), so make sure that you give that a go. Also, if they have a
web based control panel it could have a web based file manager of some
sort (it should be over SSL).

No web based file manager available, but i'll try FTPS and previous suggestions from Matthew. Thank you.

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