# <defaultFtpCachePolicy> Element (Network Settings)

Describes whether FTP caching is active and describes the default caching policy.

<configuration>
<system.net>
<requestCaching>
<defaultFtpCachePolicy>

## Syntax

<defaultFtpCachePolicy
/>


## Attributes and Elements

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

### Attributes

Attribute Description
policyLevel Specifies the FTP caching policy. The default value is Default.

## policyLevel Attribute

Value Description
Default Returns the cached resource if the resource is fresh, the content length is accurate, and the expiration, modification, and content length attributes are present.
BypassCache Returns the resource from the server.
CacheOnly Returns the cached resource if the content length is present and matches the entry size.
CacheIfAvailable Returns the cached resource if the content length is provided and matches the entry size; otherwise, the resource is downloaded from the server and is returned to the caller.
Revalidate Returns the cached resource if the timestamp of the cached resource is the same as the timestamp of the resource on the server; otherwise, the resource is downloaded from the server, stored in the cache, and returned to the caller.
Reload Downloads the resource from the server, stores it in the cache, and returns the resource to the caller.
NoCacheNoStore If a cached resource exists, it is deleted. The resource is downloaded from the server and is returned to the caller.
Revalidate Satisfies a request by using the cached copy of the resource if the timestamp is the same as the timestamp of the resource on the server; otherwise, the resource is downloaded from the server, presented to the caller, and stored in the cache.

None.

### Parent Elements

Element Description
requestCaching Controls the caching mechanism for network requests.

## Example

The following example shows how to specify an FTP caching policy of NoCacheNoStore.

<configuration>
<system.net>
<requestCaching>
<defaultFtpCachePolicy
policyLevel="NoCacheNoStore">
</defaultFtpCachePolicy>
</requestCaching>
</system.net>
</configuration>