Pekka Savola pekkas at netcore.fi
Fri Jul 21 03:35:58 EST 2000

On Thu, 20 Jul 2000, Gary E. Miller wrote:
> Just do what I do.  Use the spiffy graphical FTP of your choice
> on your NT box.  Then just config your ssh connection to tunnel
> your plain old FTP protocol to the remote host.
> Voila!  And fully standards compliant.

Yes.  This is very usually done.  However, there are some difficulties.

- data channels cannot be encrypted.
- you have to have a working shell account as well as ftp account (I think
with sftp it could be restricted)
- When you want to transfer files, you have to use SSH first.  This seems
like an unnecessary procedure for newbie'ish people.

Pekka Savola                    "Tell me of difficulties surmounted, 
Pekka.Savola at netcore.fi          not those you stumble over and fall"

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