On January 6, 2010, ISO New England discontinued the publication of Market Information Server (MIS) reports to customer's File Transfer Protocol (FTP) accounts. MIS reports are published only to customer's Secure FTP accounts.
Secure FTP is an enhanced security version of original FTP. It provides customers increased security in the transfer of MIS report files between the server and client.
- Yes, each customer's Secure FTP account has its own unique username and password.
- Usernames and passwords are available in CAMS under MIS account information.
- Each company's security administrator can access MIS account information in CAMS.
- Customers must use a Secure FTP client to process file transfers.
- ISO New England has successfully tested FileZilla, a secure FTP client available as a free download at: http://filezilla-project.org/download.php.
- ISO New England does not recommend any specific Secure FTP client software, but will assist customers with establishing a connection to the Secure FTP server if necessary.
Customers using Windows scripts to connect to the Market Information Server (MIS) FTP server may require a new program that can support command-line Secure Shell FTP (SFTP). While the Windows operating system includes a native FTP client, which some customers may have been using in their scripts, it does not include support for SFTP connections out of the box. A Secure Shell connection encrypts traffic, including the username and password, thereby making it more secure for our customers. While the ISO does not endorse any particular third-party software or provide support for customer scripts, customers may find suitable software such as OpenSSH or Tunnelier to be helpful.
- The address to access the Secure FTP server is misftp.iso-ne.com, which is also known as the host.
- When connecting to the Secure FTP server through the client, a specific "port" number of 22 must be entered.