Secure file transfers
Danie Du Toit
danie.dutoit at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 16:45:13 PST 2005
I am sorry, the requirements was a bit vague.
A customer will call in with a issue and I'll request they send me log
files, crashdumps, sniffer traces, etc. If the info is, say less
than 5MB, I request they mail me the file zipped (password encryped)
as most users do not have pgp or a secure ftp client (mostly windows
users). Larger files must be FTP'd. Well of course there is the
I believe one can set up a Apache server with SSL to PHP and have the
client browse to the server and upload the files securely (without
having to load any additional client software on their windows
I am running a 5.3 box and have some issues installing Apache/SSL/PHP
due to dependencies mismatches.
On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 14:40:47 -0600, Andrew L. Gould <algould at datawok.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 10 February 2005 02:28 pm, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> > Danie Du Toit writes:
> > > Which packages are available to upload /download large dumpfiles in
> > > a secure fashion (e.g. using SSL). The customer should not need any
> > > secure client installed on his PC.
> > Anything that is secure will require appropriate software at both
> > ends of the transfer, and thus will require some sort of
> > security-aware client on the customer's PC.
> > SFTP provides secure file transfers. I use SecureFX on my client
> > machine, and the standard SFTP server on the FreeBSD server.
> How about webdav over SSL (https)?
> The easiest webdav client that I've found in *nix is Konqueror. Windows
> (2K, XP) and Mac OSX have support for webdav by default.
> Andrew Gould
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