[vcf-midatlantic] ssh, sftp, etc
evan at vcfed.org
Thu Apr 25 12:19:40 EDT 2019
>> you can directly mount an ssh/sftp directory in the file browser, and drag-n-drop
until your eyes glaze over. That actually works pretty well and might
better suit the things you want to do.
I like it. Will give that a shot.
<Evan heads off to Google "how to mount sftp directory in Linux file
On Thu, Apr 25, 2019, 12:13 PM Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> On 4/25/19 9:09 AM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> > I was informed off-list: "SFTP is already installed on linux.You had to
> > install FTP because no one uses it anymore as it has been deprecated.
> > works just like FTP, and there are plenty of graphical clients for all
> > platforms. It is, well, just secure (that's what the S in SFTP stands
> > I didn't know that.
> > I will try it on my next trip down there this Saturday.
> Evan, it might help to understand that ssh and FTP are protocols, not
> programs. Many programs implement those protocols, and there are sure
> to be more as time goes by. Interestingly and confusingly, the common
> program called sftp uses ssh (the protocol, via the ssh program) as its
> underlying transport mechanism.
> If you're running under Linux, and I'm pretty sure OS X can do this
> too, you can directly mount an ssh/sftp directory in the file browser,
> and drag-n-drop until your eyes glaze over. That actually works pretty
> well and might better suit the things you want to do.
> And FTP is no more "deprecated" than any other protocol, some random
> Linux distribution's assertions notwithstanding. Don't use it in
> cleartext on any unsecured network, but then that's good advice
> regardless of the protocol. As soon as I see an RFC that states that
> FTP is deprecated, then I'll agree that it's deprecated. Meanwhile, it
> continues to be used, for various perfectly valid reasons, all over the
> I'd not recommend its use for your application, though, except locally.
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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