[CentOS] any reliable HTTPS/SFTP based FTP software on Linux?
hahaha_30k at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 5 17:04:54 UTC 2012
Thanks a lot for input.
The reason why we tested Serv-U, Axway ST, and other similar products for file transfer is for consolidation and security. We all known that Centos can provide SFTP for file in and file out with openssh, and Apache/HTTPS for distribution read only files. But our requirements are:
1, both file in and file out functions for both SFTP protocol (port 22) and apache/HTTPS (port 443).
2, an rich-feature client side program/applet inside popular browsers (IE, Firefix, etc), as our customers are not tech savvy.
3, an consolidated user account management system, each user can use both SFTP and HTTPS freely. a web based user management interface is perferred, though not required.
4, preliminary system-level and user-level file upload/download controls, file/directory access controls.
Based on above, it seems difficult to use ProFTD, or Apache combination. But I may be completely wrong, your input here is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
From: Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office at plnet.rs>
To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 4, 2012 9:24 AM
Subject: Re: [CentOS] any reliable HTTPS/SFTP based FTP software on Linux?
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.
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
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