[olug] sftp vs. FTPS?

Jon H. Larsen relayer at levania.org
Fri May 12 13:51:00 UTC 2006

SSH has a SFTP subsystem for transferring files.

Several servers support TLS/SSL connections.

On the server side for UNIX/Linux, ProFTPd supports TLS/SSL connections 
with certificates.

On the client side, you can use Filezilla (Win32) or gFTP (Linux) to make 
secure FTPS connections.  Both are free.

Jon L.

On Fri, 12 May 2006, Jay Hannah wrote:

> Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 07:47:49 -0500
> From: Jay Hannah <jay at jays.net>
> Reply-To: Omaha Linux User Group <olug at olug.org>
> To: Omaha Linux User Group <olug at olug.org>
> Subject: [olug] sftp vs. FTPS?
> We have a vendor who wants us to FTPS files to them daily. 
> I figured sftp and ftps were the same thing. I assumed they both meant "secure ftp" and that clients would generally be able to talk to servers.
> The vendor is telling me that:
> - sftp is a *nix'y thing that uses ssh.
> - FTPS is a Windowsy thing that uses SSL certificates.
> Can anyone unconfuse me? Any suggestions for a Linux client for FTPS?
> Thanks,
> j
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