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How can I use Secure FTP?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BianchiDude, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. BianchiDude

    BianchiDude Well-Known Member
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    How can I use Secure FTP?

    I want the files I FTP to be encrypted, how can I do this?

    Will it work with additional FTP accounts?
     
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    If you have shell access you will be able to use any secure FTP client you choose. All data transferred through a proper secure FTP connection should be encrypted.

    No
     
  3. chirpy

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    Well FTP over SSL/TLS is available by default so long as you're not running an SPI firewall. Otherwise, you can use SFTP or SCP to the main cPanel account as webignition says.
     
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    Beside the lack of an SPI firewall what are the other requirements? I have never seen a FTP over SSL/TLS working out of the box. I never saw this feature on cpanel working.
     
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    None. I just confirmed it by enabling AUTH TLS in my FTP clients and connected to a cPanel server.
     
  6. lorio

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    Thanks for the quick answer. Which client do you use?
     
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    FileZilla (which is free) seems to work fine as well when you choose "FTP over TLS"

    Had to set it to passive mode though (see advanced section) as it was giving me this error "500 I won't open a connection to x.x.x.x (only to x.x.x.x)"

    The first IP is my internal network IP, the second is the external IP.

    I'm running APF by the way.

    Hope this helps anyone :)
     
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    Thanks for the hints. I tried Filezilla with the TSL option. That worked for all accounts (except the root). Shame on me that I focused on "SSL" and didn't try TSL.
     
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