All that is required to install the Rad FTP Applet is to expand the downloaded ZIP file and place the
applet.html and the RadFTPDemo.jar files included in it on your web space.
Both the FTP applet and the desktop client
are interactive file transfer tools and as such does not call for much in the way
of configuration directives. However there are still some features that can be controlled
with the aid of configuration parameters.
These settings can either be embedded into the web page that hosts the applet or they can be included in
a configuration file. The settings are described below:
Applet Configuration Directives
- If you want to pre fill the hostname and username fields with default values you can make use of the default_host parameter and the default_user parameter (see below). You can enter either a hostname or an IP address.
- By using the default_user parameter you can enter pre fill the username box in the applet's tool bar there by saving the user the trouble of filling it in.
- If you wish to prevent users of the applet logging into third party servers using your installation, you can set a value of 'yes' to this property. Then the username and hostname boxes will be disabled and the user will only be able to connect to the server that you define using the default_host property and the username given by default_user
- You can enter an alternative value for the background of the applet so that it blends in with the rest of your website. The expected format is similar to that of html color codes
<param name='bgcolor' value='#FFFFFF'>
The default configuration file is name radftp_properties.txt and a sample is included in the download.
If you prefer to embed the setting directly into the webpage that holds the applet. Please examine the
HTML source of applet.html
Once the desktop client or the FTP applet has been launched you can change it's behaviour by using the configuration dialog. This dialog can be brought up by clicking on a button on the toolbar.
Also see: Release notes