Which version of Perl are you using? Since you're trying to use ppm I'll assume that it's one of the ActiveState releases (5.6 or 5.8). I checked ActiveState's page for the 8xx builds and wouldn't you know it, Net::SFTP isn't on the list. However, when I checked the Winnipeg site, it is listed there. You can download the .ppd file to your harddrive and set up a repository as directed in the ActivePerl FAQ2. You can also do an install from CPAN, but from what you've described, I think the ppm model would work better for your needs.
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