Is Secure-Ftp ALWAYS = SSL-Ftp ? Other forms of encrypted FTP transfers ?


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Wolfgang Hercker

Is Secure-Ftp ALWAYS = SSL-Ftp ?

Or what are the differences ?

I want to perform encrypted ftp transfers.

Are there other methods of ftp transfers which offer encryption?

Wolfgang
 
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Sooner Al [MVP]

Secure Shell (SSH) File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is one method... Here is a
free Windows SFTP client...

http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Of course you need to be running a SSH server. Personally I recommend copSSH
as an easy to install and configure Windows SSH server package. copSSH is a
repackaging of OpenSSH/OpenSSL/cygwin and is updated as those packages are
updated...

http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/Ssh/SecureShell.html

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Sooner Al [MVP]

I forgot to add that XP has a built-in PPTP VPN server function that you
could use. Establish the VPN tunnel then transfer files to/from your
network. I am currently running a PPTP VPN server on my Vista RC2 box for
that purpose. You can also run Remote Desktop, or VNC for that matter,
through the tunnel if you wish...

http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn_server.htm
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn.htm

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Tauno Voipio

Wolfgang said:
Is Secure-Ftp ALWAYS = SSL-Ftp ?

Or what are the differences ?

I want to perform encrypted ftp transfers.

Are there other methods of ftp transfers which offer encryption?

Wolfgang
The SSH package contains sftp and scp which are using
the encryption SSH is built for.
 
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Chris Davies

Wolfgang Hercker said:
Is Secure-Ftp ALWAYS = SSL-Ftp ?
It depends what you mean by each of those terms. I would say that neither
term is commonly recognised, so there's lots of scope for ambiguity.

I want to perform encrypted ftp transfers.
I would recommend you use SFTP (secure file transfer over SSH). Linux
systems handle this as standard. Windows systems need a third-party
application; I've used WinSCP, and I know of other people using the
BitVise product.

Just to muddy the waters, unfortunately, some vendors (mainly in the
Windows world, I believe) offer secure file transfer by running the
entire FTP (you know, the stuff that runs over ports 21/20) over an
SSH session. Ipswitch is one company that certainly /used/ to do this -
it may still do.

Finally, there are a number of proprietary solutions, which offer native
support for things like interrupted file transfers, apparent atomic file
creation (i.e. the file's either there in its entirety or it isn't there
at all), and guaranteed delivery. I haven't used any of these but I'm
sure a search engine will help you find them.

Chris
 
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Kurt

There's also ftps, which is ftp over ssl. It's not as secure as ssh, but
secure enough for most.

....kurt
 
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Chris Davies

In comp.os.linux.networking Kurt said:
There's also ftps, which is ftp over ssl. It's not as secure as ssh, but
secure enough for most.
That's what I was describing in my second paragraph. (Just to add to
the complexity it didn't help that I misspelt SSL as SSH, though.)

Chris
 

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