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Can you securely transmit files wihout shell access?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by trakwebster, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. trakwebster

    trakwebster Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2003
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    On my windows machine, if I run WinSCP or SSH, they will not connect to the server unless the user has shell access.

    This seems like a lousy security situation -- It would be better not to give all clients shell access. And it would be better if non-shell clients could use something more secure than FTP.

    So what do you do?

    Or does anybody know a way to securely transmit files using some client that does not require the user to possess shell access?

    I would be interested to know for Windows, for Mac, and for Linux, and I would be very grateful for information and advice.

    -- Arthur Cronos from Voltos

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