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File Transfer Protocol (FTP) over the Internet
EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)format

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) can be used to transmit/receive data between the CLEC and Verizon. FTP is a widely used protocol and enables a host machine and client machine to transfer files automatically or on demand. Automatic transfer requires applications to complete the task.

All connectivity between the host machine and client machine requires Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), a high security, cryptographic software application. Encryption is done using Public and Private keys. Public/Private keys are a cryptograph system that allows CLECs to send data in a secure manner. The Public and Private keys are related in such a way that only the Public key can be used to encrypt messages and only the corresponding Private key can be used to decrypt the messages. As the name indicates, the Public keys can be known to all parties sending messages to the CLEC. However, the Private key is only known to the CLEC to decrypt the message.

Verizon does not recommend any specific PGP vendor. It is the responsibility of the CLEC to obtain this software. The CLEC needs to contact Verizon to provide a contact for exchanging public keys.

This transport is available through an Internet connection. The Internet Connection can be made through an Internet Service Provider (ISP) via a dial-up connection, dedicated line, or frame relay connection. The CLEC needs to negotiate its Internet connection with its ISP.

The CLEC is provided with the Verizon FTP configuration information (e.g. server IP Address, User ID and Password). The CLEC is also required to provide FTP configuration information (e.g. server IP Address, User ID and Password) to Verizon.

Security Requirements: Firewall Screening, PGP encryption, User ID and Password.

The following tasks must be completed to establish this connection:

Submit Connectivity Request over a Secure Connection Submit a Connectivity Request Form.
(A new Connectivity Request Form must be submitted if you are making changes to an existing connection.)
Complete Connectivity Testing View information about Connectivity Testing.
Complete CTE Testing View information about CTE Testing.
Ready to Begin If you have completed the previous steps and are experiencing systems trouble, please contact the Help Desk at 877-946-5222.

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