FTP from iOS but getting tsneterr: (67) Access denied: 530
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Sun May 28 13:47:10 EDT 2017
Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami wrote:
> If using
> is the user name and password "sniffable"
> I am under the impression it is not as SFTP encrypts *before* sending
> out the pipe.
> Is that understanding correct?
Yes, that's the key benefit of SFTP and FTPS over the older FTP, since
the latter is effectively handing control of you server over to any
FTPS works similarly to HTTPS, and requires an SSL certificate on the
server. SFTP uses SSH, and does not requires a cert. The differences
are summarized here:
But either will establish a secure channel with the server before
One challenge with either is that unless you use shared SSH keys with
SFTP (suitable only for admin tasks), they require embedding login
credentials in code. LC's script encryption isn't bad, but it's
generally good practice to avoid embedded passwords whenever practical
(everything is crackable, sometimes we forget to encrypt a stack, etc.).
Given that, and the general inefficiency of FTP for cases where you just
want to move data from client to server, more commonly that need is
addressed with an HTTP API on the server, which can be done with any
server process that allows scripting, including PHP, Perl, Python,
FTP is great for ad hoc access to server files, like when you need to
navigate among files, etc. But there are better tools for most other
use-cases, like rsync and scp for admin tasks and HTTP for most
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