Subject: Re: FTP with SSL/TLS
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/03/2002 23:09:50
On Mon, 4 Mar 2002 wrote:

: SFTP already exists in OpenSSH.

SFTP != FTP-over-SSL.

FTP-over-SSL is a much lower level arrangement that uses standard SSL/TLS
encapsulation of connections on individual command and data ports, much like
standard FTP.  It's supported by many third party clients whereas SFTP is
much more narrow in availability....

(I've actually had a very specific desire to have FTP-over-SSL for
interoperability reasons, and found much to my dismay that it wasn't so easy
because of the multi-connection aspect preserved from FTP.)

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