I get the impression there are two types of secure FTP:

http://blog.goanywheremft.com/2011/10/20/sftp-ftps-secure-ftp-transfers/

Graham

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From: TWSocket [mailto:twsocket-boun...@lists.elists.org] On Behalf Of Angus
Robertson - Magenta Systems Ltd
Sent: 19 March 2014 10:16
To: twsocket@lists.elists.org
Subject: Re: [twsocket] SFTP

> I am starting to get users who want to step up the security of the FTP 
> connection and are tending towards SFTP (S being Secure and not Simple 
> in this case) rather than FTPS. Simplicity of getting though firewalls 
> seems to be a consideration.

Don't believe SSL makes firewall support any easier, might make it harder
since NAT translation can not scan the control channel for internal IP
addresses. 

> I see that ICS now has a suite of SSL components

ICS has supported SSL with FTP for several years. 

> but is this something that is on the ICS radar for future development.

What FTP SSL features are missing or need more development?

Angus

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