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    Upload using FTP, or alternatives

    Hi,
    I'm trying to find a way to upload large files to a server thought a web PHP based portal. Since PHP has the max file limitation, I thought of doing the upload with a java applet, using ftp connection, and in the process enabling drag and drop for that. The thing is, I'm still a beginner in java, but I think that if the ftp login data is on the code, using a java decompiler someone could get access to the ftp, and that would be a severe security flaw.

    I was trying to do this without using servlets because probably my server doesn't have support them, and then i could use the class in other servers.

    Is there a way to do this securely using ftp connection (I'm using Jakarta libs by the way), hidding the ftp login data somewhere else, or something?

    Thx in advance

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    You most likely would have to use a signed applet or produce a java application yourself.

    Also, FTP is inherently INsecure because of sending the username and password in plain text. However, if someone uses a java decompiler on your code they could find out the password anyways.

    Best of Luck.
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