Passive Mode FTP in MATLAB

These files allow users to use passive mode FTP in MATLAB.
Updated 29 Dec 2010

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FTP clients working behind a firewall often use a passive mode FTP connection to the server to avoid issues with their firewall. MATLAB's ftp object does not have passive mode capability. The attached files modify this MATLAB class to allow for this functionality. These files simply use the Java methods available in the FTPClient Java class used by MATLAB.

See installation instructions in the README file.

Files/functionss added:

Files modified:

Update: December 29, 2010
- Updated install instructions allow this FTP class to work seamlessly with the MATLAB Compiler (original files will also work with Compiler if the new install instructions are followed).
- Improved the object to preserve connection mode (active/passive) if connection to host is lost and then reconnected.
- Updated files to use the R2010a version of FTP class.
- Tested with MATLAB R2010a and R2010b.

Original submission created in/for MATLAB R14SP1 is included as

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Idin Motedayen (2024). Passive Mode FTP in MATLAB (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R14SP1
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Version Published Release Notes

- Updated to use R2010a version of FTP class.
- New install instructions to work with MATLAB Compiler
- New object preserves data connection mode (passive/active) after the connection is lost and then recovered.