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