SFTP supporing FTP product

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We have some external contacts that continue to use FTP to our FTP server. Is there an SFTP product that would support FTP without changing out the client software? This server is running Windows 2003 Server. I understand there is also a way to have both FTP and SFTP running on the same server. Which is the best choice? Thanks for any suggestions. A FREE tool would be more than appreciated.

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By SFTP are you looking for encryption? SFTP is ftp over SSH. So, you can look for a SSH daemon (there are some freeware on the internet) to install on the server and SSH clients on the client side. Some ftp clients (e.g. WRQ Reflection) also support SSH, but you need to configure its use. FTP servers run on port 20 and 21 and SSH servers run on port 22 so they can co-exist on one server.

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  • petkoa
    Hi, I think I might not understand the situation: what do you mean saying "SFTP product that would support FTP without changing out the client software" - do you intend internal users to use SFTP and external - plain FTP? Or external users will have to get SFTP with their old clients (probably FTP-only)? In fact, I see the first situation as unfeasable, the second one as impossible... Of coarse, there is a sollution - install some ssh daemon on the server, and smart enough ssh client on client mashines, and do ftp tunneling. The point is that the ssh client should be really smart, i.e., it'll have to possess an "ftp helper" - FTP protocol is not convenient for ssh-tunneling. One such product is mindterm http://www.appgate.com/products/80_MindTerm/ it is written in java, and can be used as java-applet from your web site thus solving the problem with software installs on external sites - but isn't it better to move your FTP site to https? I really believe that it would be the least costly sollution. BR, Petko
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  • Whitecap
    Give FileZilla a go it is a server and client supports both FTP and SSH. It is open source and thefore free, see the link below: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=21558
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