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Self signed cert or ca not installed on client but FTPS still works

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Trivial Trivial
    • Resolution: Not a Problem
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0, 3.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: FTP
    • Labels:
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    • Environment:

      client: Windows SP sp4, jdk 1.6.0_24
      server: Linux 2.6.32-220.4.2.el6.i686 running vsFTPd 2.2.2
      apache lib: commons-net-2.0.jar or commons-net-3.1.jar or commons-net-2.0-jdk14.jar (from zehon)

      Description

      I am using vsftpd ftp server on centos with our own self signed root ca certificate.

      I have not installed the self signed root certificate on the client machine. Neither am I setting the Trust Manager on the FTPSClient object, using X509TrustManager instance pointing to my physical cert file.

      But I am still able to use the FTPSClient bundled in any of the following jar file and send/receive the files.
      commons-net-2.0.jar
      commons-net-3.1.jar
      commons-net-2.0-jdk14.jar (from zehon)

      I was expecting that I will have to either install the self signed root ca on the client machine Or set Trust Manager etc.

      Can you please explain the behavior?

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          • Assignee:
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            Reporter:
            Deepak Pant
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