[olug] sftp using cURL

Aric Aasgaard aric at omahax.com
Wed May 13 17:27:31 UTC 2009

It was me with the SSL comment  My bad.
But to my understanding they all basically make a tunnel of some sort and
run ftp on it.

Step 1
Can you establish an SSH tunnel?

-----Original Message-----
From: olug-bounces at olug.org [mailto:olug-bounces at olug.org] On Behalf Of Jay
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2009 7:28 AM
To: Omaha Linux User Group
Subject: Re: [olug] sftp using cURL

On May 9, 2009, at 11:04 AM, Phil Brutsche wrote:
> I think you're confusing SFTP (FTP over SSL) with sftp(1) - the Secure
> File Transport Protocol used by the SSH "sftp" program.

I think you're confusing SFTP and FTPS.  :)


FTPS (also known as FTP Secure and FTP-SSL) is an extension to the  
commonly used File Transfer Protocol (FTP) that adds support for the  
Transport Layer Security (TLS) and the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)  
cryptographic protocols.

FTPS should not be confused with the SSH File Transfer Protocol  
(SFTP), an incompatible secure file transfer subsystem for the Secure  
Shell (SSH) protocol. It is also different from Secure FTP, the  
practice of tunneling FTP through an SSH connection.


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