Chris is correct when the server requires client authentication using SSL
(very rare, and I've only run into it once, but not using FTP). Otherwise a
trusted CA is all that is needed.

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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Lukas Beeler
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 11:03 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: ftp (from iSeries) question

On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 5:54 PM, Chris Bipes
<chris.bipes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
You do not need a certificate for the FTP client unless the server is
requesting a certificate from the client. If so, the server needs to

This is not entirely correct. The FTP Client needs to verify the FTP
Servers certificate. For this, a chain of trust needs to be
established. This is also known as the Root CA certs.

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