Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Regular Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    308
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Secure ftp program?

    Can someone recommend an extremely secure ftp program? I'm concerned about security/passwords, etc.

  • #2
    Senior Coder JamieR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,161
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    what in terms of it saving password etc? or connectivity security? - WS_FTP Pro is one of the best around, but it isnt free. It is very secure in terms of server-connectivity security and is very stable.

    Jamie.

  • #3
    Senior Coder gsnedders's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,340
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    It'd help if we knew what OS you want one for...

  • #4
    Senior Coder JamieR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,161
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    well true,
    for windows, WS_FTP (god, I've typed that a lot today) is great..however I heard filezilla is also great, so that is something I'm going to check out

    for mac: I heard Transmit is a good piece of software, but I haven't used it as my mac is now dead..better ask Geoffers for more info on it

    Tranmit (OS X) http://www.panic.com/transmit/

    WS_FTP Pro (Windows) http://www.ipswitch.com/Products/WS_FTP/

    HTH
    Jamie
    Last edited by JamieR; 02-25-2005 at 12:35 AM.

  • #5
    Senior Coder gsnedders's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,340
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    *Enters anti-Brady mode :P*

    The recent Transmit 3 is the best FTP client out there for OS X, it's so powerful, so versatile and so easy to use.

    *Exits anti-Brady mode :P*

    Brady thinks that Fetch is the best OS X FTP client

  • #6
    Mega-ultimate member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Winona, MN - The land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts
    1,855
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 45 Times in 42 Posts
    If, by secure, you mean it tunnels though / uses ssh encryption, then you're not looking for an FTP client, but rahter an SFTP client. AFAIK, WS_FTP cannot do this. Here are some recommendations:

    Winblows
    1) CoreFTP
    2) WinSCP

    Linux
    gFTP

    [b]Mac[/b[
    Oh, I had a good one in my head, but it went poof. I'll get back to you (if you need to know)

    Remember, if you're not using a SSH encrypted connection, anyone listening to your machine can pick up usernames and passwords as they're transmitted in clear text with most FTP clients.

  • #7
    Regular Coder
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    230
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Yea, if you want secure like you said, then you dont want FTP.

    I'd go with a good ssh client, such as http://ssh.com (windows)


  •  

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •