Tuesday, August 30, 2016

How to install FileZilla 3.21.0 released with support for AES-GCM ciphers

FileZilla is a free, cross-platform and full-featured FTP (File Transfer Protocol) solution for the Linux and Open Source ecosystems. It is also compatible with the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

FileZilla 3.21.0 Features:

Among others, the features of FileZilla include the following:
  •     Easy to use
  •     Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
  •     Cross-platform. Runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X and more
  •     IPv6 support
  •     Available in many languages
  •     Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB
  •     Tabbed user interface
  •     Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue
  •     Bookmarks
  •     Drag & drop support
  •     Configurable transfer speed limits
  •     Filename filters
  •     Directory comparison
  •     Network configuration wizard
  •     Remote file editing
  •     Keep-alive
  •     HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy support
  •     Logging to file
  •     Synchronized directory browsing
  •     Remote file search

 FileZilla 3.21.0 changelog
    Fixed vulnerabilities:
  • Fixed a string format vulnerability introduced in 3.20.0-rc1 when listing directories using SFTP
    New features:
  •  SFTP: Added support for AES-GCM ciphers as implemented in OpenSSH
  • OS X: Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab can now be used to switch forward and backward between opened tabs
    Bugfixes and minor changes:
  •  Reduced time between TCP keepalive packets to 15 minutes on supporting platforms
  •  Fixed saving of directory listing filters with an attribute condition

Installation instructions:

     In the official repositories of most Linux distros there is older version. So you will need to add the following repository to install/upgrade to FileZilla 3.19.0.

 Open terminal and insert command line...

$  wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

$  sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

$  sudo apt-get update

$  sudo apt-get install filezilla

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