Do I use encrypt?

Dan Friedman dan at clearvisiontech.com
Mon Feb 23 14:59:30 EST 2009


Bernard,

You said "if you must use ftp"... Is there another choice that provides a
secure transfer that REV does support?

-Dan


> Hi Dan,
> I think you are out of luck when it comes to securing FTP.  We've had
> several discussions on the list about this (and I believe there is an
> enhancement request to support sftp).  The encrypt command is more for
> encrypting chunks of data rather than adding security to ftp transfers.
>  Securing ftp requires the use of a server that provides a security layer
> and on Rev supporting that form of ftp security.  Currently Rev does not
> support any kind of ftp security.
> Your best bet at the moment (if you must use ftp), is probably to use curl,
> and shell to that if it is available on your client platform (e.g. Linux or
> OS X, I think on Windows you might be able to package your own curl
> executable along with your Rev app).
> 
> Bernard
> 
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 6:42 PM, Dan Friedman <dan at
> clearvisiontech.com>wrote:
> 
>> Greetings!
>> 
>> Currently, my application writes data to a server using the put command:
>> 
>>    put someData into url ("ftp://uName:pWord@123.45.6.78/folder/file.txt")
>> 
>> A client is requesting that I not use clear text for the username/password.
>> To do this, do I use the encrypt command?  If so, how is this done?  There
>> is no sample in the docs.
>> 
>> Thank you in advance!
>> 
>> -Dan





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