Do I use encrypt?

Bernard Devlin bdrunrev at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 17:00:59 CST 2009


Dan,
it depends on how much control you have over the server side of things.  You
could use https and post the data there.  But that probably depends on
having a server-side application or CGI script that can process the data and
put it into a file.  Another option might be to use scp & shell.  Again,
depends on what client this is running on - on OS X and Linux scp is likely
to be installed by default.  On Windows it's again an issue having to bundle
some similar software with your app.

Bernard


On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 7:59 PM, Dan Friedman <dan at clearvisiontech.com>wrote:

> 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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