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Old 05-16-2005, 05:16 AM   #1
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secure connection without SSH


I need to make a secure FTP to some remote servers.
The problem is that in some remote servers SSH is disabled, so any method (scp or sftp) which uses SSH to make a secure connection fails.

My question is that, is there any other way to make a secure connection for file transfer to remote host without using SSH service ??

Please help.
Old 05-16-2005, 12:09 PM   #2
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You could wrap the service with an ssl wrapper like stunnel.

Remember that you could also pull the file to the server as opposed to pushing them. The best solution would just be to get an ssh server installed.
Old 05-17-2005, 04:48 AM   #3
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Thanks david_ross for your post, but I think it's not gonna do my job.
In the man page of stunnel I found this :
stunnel cannot be used for the FTP daemon because of the nature of the
FTP protocol which utilizes multiple ports for data transfers
Is there any other way to do it ?
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when you say that "ssh is disabled" do you mean that it's firewalled??

cuz if so, then you might be able to get-away with making the sshd listen on port 21...

also, is encrypting the files (manually) before transmission via regular FTP an option for you??

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