[unisog] Ftp access to Web servers

Tom Perrine tep at SDSC.EDU
Mon Jun 10 20:52:10 GMT 2002

>>>>> On Mon, 10 Jun 2002 16:06:51 -0400, "Steve Bernard" <sbernard at gmu.edu> said:

    Steve> Assuming that access of some sort will have to be provided, I would try to
    Steve> steer things towards either an HTTPS/SSL protected web portal that allows
    Steve> users to edit their web space or require the use of SSH2/SFTP for file
    Steve> transfers. Both of these provide encryption as well as a variety of
    Steve> authentication methods.

    Steve> Steve

Or, you can use FTP over SSL, with the SecureFTP client (free, Java,
portable).  We use an ssl wrapper with an FTP server, and the Java
client for lots of stuff.  Has the "advantage" of only encrypting the
command channel, no the data channel, which is good for our users, who
think that pushing around a Terabyte or two should be instantaneous


I guess the "real" answer will (someday) be WebDAV over SSL, since all
the web authoring stuff seems to be heading towards DAV, but most of
the clients seem to think that passwords are an interesting idea that
should be shared with the world as often as possible...

Tom E. Perrine <tep at SDSC.EDU> | San Diego Supercomputer Center 
http://www.sdsc.edu/~tep/     | 

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