The place I work just started using a secure ftp system in place of the regular old ftp setup they had. I'm kind of clueless with networking protocols and all of the acronyms (not that I don't want to learn, but the learning curve is steep!)
I am using yafc to try to get a secure ftp connection from my Slackware box to the remote secure ftp system.
Here's what I know,
If I try yafc email@example.com
I get a message back saying "insecure connection AUTH command expected" (or something similar). That means it is expecting a secure connection.
If I try yafc ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org the connection times out.
I know that ssh is set up correctly for local connections and for my local network, since I can get a connection using yafc ssh://user@localhost or yafc ssh://email@example.com
Can anyone help me figure out what's going wrong here? Or do I have to get some secret information that only the network admins have access to? All of my googling and reading man pages makes it seem like it should be a simple process, but I can't figure it out....