[CentOS] FTP transfer file question??

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 16:39:40 UTC 2009


John R Pierce wrote:
> mcclnx mcc wrote:
>> When we used SFTP to transfer file it will keep file property like "create date", "rwx".
>>
>> For FTP, is option can do that?
>>   
> 
> tar, ftp, untar. but, seriously, don't use FTP, its a wretched krufty
> old protocol, with plaintext password authentication, and two different
> methods of setting up dynamic ports for transfers, both of which cause
> issues with firewalls and NAT. ugh.

If you control both ends, rsync over ssh is probably the nicest way to 
transfer files. If you have to use some other protocol you can hide some 
of the ugliness by using wget or curl.

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com


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