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Re: FTP over TLS/SSL

by etcshadow (Priest)
on Nov 22, 2004 at 22:12 UTC ( #409757=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to FTP over TLS/SSL

What about just using sftp? It's a standard implementation of ftp over ssl... but not exactly the same thing as just tunneling ftp through a prebuilt ssl socket (in much the same way that ssh is basically rsh over ssl and https is http over ssl). Many (most / all? I wouldn't want to over-state) ssh daemons function as sftp daemons as well, and there are tons of free sftp clients out there with which perl can work.
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Re^2: FTP over TLS/SSL
by jdalbec (Deacon) on Nov 23, 2004 at 04:16 UTC
    Sftp is not interoperable with FTP over TLS/SSL (see RFC 2228 FTP Security Extensions). OSes (e.g. IBM z/OS) that use non-ASCII character sets (e.g. EBCDIC) may not have working sftp clients or servers even if they have working SSH clients and servers because of character set translation issues.
Re^2: FTP over TLS/SSL
by nimdokk (Vicar) on Nov 22, 2004 at 22:51 UTC
    From everything I've read in the Net::SFTP is built on top of Net::SSH. Which from what my architect tells me is not the same as SSL. I've played with Net::SFTP though I'm not completely happy with it. We are looking at the SSL instead. It should also allow additional download options that SSH would.
      SFTP is built on SSH, which is built on SSL.
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        I'll have to take another look at it. At this point, I'm just dipping my feet into this whole thing. And I could well be getting some conflicting or incomplete information as well.

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