FTP Question

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
Tue Nov 1 18:46:44 UTC 2005

On Thu, Oct 27, 2005 at 02:01:02PM -0400, Devin Whalen wrote:
> I had to create a perl program for a client.  Basically, it fetches an
> XML file from a third party's server and inserts values into a database
> based on the XML for our client, then it creates another XML file and
> sends that to the third party's server.  I was told that the third party
> were going to use sftp.  However, after a having problems getting the
> sftp to connect to the ip address provided I contacted the third party
> and he said he could connect fine using cuteFTP (a windows app).  So I
> go to a windows machine and try with this program and it works.  Then I
> see that it is using ftp, not sftp, but also it is using this: FTP with
> TLS/SSL Port 990 implicit.  I have no idea what TLS/SSL Port 990
> implicit means?  Has anyone on this list come across this?  Do you know
> how I can do this from the command line?  Using some windows program is
> not an option, this has to be automated.  Any help would be greatly
> appreciated.

sftp is an ftp like system through ssh.  I think you want ftp over ssl
which is done by some ftp clients, such as ftp-ssl on debian, and
probably a few others.  Probably more reasonable to call it ftpssl or
ftps (like https is http over ssl).

Lennart Sorensen
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