Fred Stluka on 12 Mar 2008 09:39:44 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] web file transfer app ("FTP frontends")


If security is a concern, use SSH instead of FTP.  It sends things
including username/password encrypted, not plain text like FTP.

It's very easy, and almost certainly already installed on your
Linux server.  You just need an "easy to use interface", by which
I assume you mean a graphical user interface where you can see a
list of files on each machine and can open and close folders by
clicking on them, and can move files back and forth by dragging
them with the mouse.  Also, one that allows you to move or copy
entire folders, or trees of folders, at once.

I'm not sure what client software to recommend to provide the GUI
interface on Linux, but I'm sure that are lots of excellent
choices.  On Windows, I use WinSCP to move files back and forth
between the Windows client and my Linux server.  You can download
it for free from:
It can send the files via SSH, SFTP, SCP, FTP and probably other
protocols.  You can also use it from a command line or BAT file
to automate or schedule the transfer of specific files, folders,
and trees. 

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Chad Waters wrote:

>I'm looking for a web app to facilitate occasional file transfers to
>and from business partners. Partners would need their own accounts
>with upload and download privileges. Basically I looking for the
>functionailty of FTP in an easy to use interface.
>Security is a high priority (as much as it can be in this situation),
>so the app must be actively maintained. A web application would be
>preferred over a standalone daemon, so I could serve it on Apache
>I found these on a quick search and are good examples of what I'm looking for:
>Does anybody have experience with these or something similar?
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