SecureBlackbox 16: Is there Secure FTP support available?

Note: This article applies only to SecureBlackbox Legacy. For future development please consider using the latest version.

There's a common confusion regarding the "Secure FTP" phrase. A protocol called Secure FTP does not exist. There are several options that are often called Secure FTP:

  1. There exists the SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) protocol, which is NOT FTP; this is a different protocol, i.e., you can't use FTP components to connect to an SFTP server. SFTP works over SSH. An SFTP client is available in SFTPBlackbox.

  2. Regular FTP can be run over SSL. This is called FTPS and is defined in the corresponding RFC documents. An FTPS client is available in SSLBlackbox.

  3. It is possible to route standard FTP over SSH, but this scheme is complex and almost never used.

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