[CentOS] any reliable HTTPS/SFTP based FTP software on Linux?

Ljubomir Ljubojevic office at plnet.rs
Sun Nov 4 17:24:19 UTC 2012


On 11/03/2012 10:24 AM, Gelen James wrote:
> I tried Serv-U, Axway SecureTransport and other several software on Linux , Neither one works as expected.
>
> Serv-U is very inexpensive and can create unlimited FTP accounts, but crashes pretty often with unknown reasons.
>
> Axway SecureTransport is a riduculously expensive: about $1K per FTP account! and each FTP account has 2 months cool-down period on between remove old accounts and adding new ones. It is just far too expensive and over kill for regular FTP uses.
>
> Any one has experiences with SFTP/HTTPS based file transfer solutions, open sources or commercial is fine, as long as it is not too expensive.
>
> Thanks.

First, you should not have used Reply option to start new thread, but 
what is done is done.

Next, I do not understand what you actually want.

 From ProFTPD site:
"By contrast, SFTP refers to "Secure File Transfer Protocol", and is not 
related to FTP in any way. SFTP is based on the SSH2 protocol, which 
uses binary encoding of messages over a secure channel. Unlike FTP, SSH2 
only uses a single TCP connection, and multiplexes multiple transfers or 
"channels" over that single connection. For this reason, many sites 
prefer SFTP to FTPS for secure transfer of data. "

So you just need Midnight Commander of Krusader (with sshfs added I 
think) for intermittent access to filesystem via SSH, and if you use 
Windows there is "WinSCP" SFTP client.

As server, ANY Linux box with allowed SSH connections will do.

If you want automounting of SFTP (Remote SSH) filesystem, follow 
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Autofs#Remote_SSH



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