[ILUG] sftp with ncftp
ilug at tracking.wunsch.org
Wed Mar 6 15:44:17 GMT 2002
On Wed, 06-Mar-2002 at 01:21:18 +0100, David Neary wrote:
> I like the security of sftp, but I like the interface and
> features of ncftp - is it possible to just get ncftp to use ssl
> as it's transport layer (or whatever the correct phrase is), and
> keep the feature set while gaining the securite of ssh/ssl?
It's a nice idea, but the problem is that sftp actually has nothing to do
with ftp. It's only called sftp because the standard client provides an
interface that looks a bit like ftp; the actual protocol has nothing to do
with the hairy grotesqueness that is ftp. It's not just a matter of
wrapping SSL around the old ftp protocol.
... Always borrow from a pessimist - he doesn't expect it back anyhow.
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