View Full Version : Trouble with secure (SSL) ftp
03-15-2002, 07:58 AM
I am trying to establish a secure ftp connection to my Mac from a PC at work. I have turned on Remote Login, which I understand should also enable SSL access. Using any of a number of SSL ftp clients for Windows (e.g., SecureFTP from secureftp.sdsc.edu), I am unable to connect - I get a "connection refused" error. Using ftp without SSL works fine.
I have OSX 10.1.3. I haven't installed the SSL update which was mentioned recently on macosxhints.
03-15-2002, 08:31 AM
Try it locally to see if it is really working:
if it does not work locally, you have bigger problems.
03-15-2002, 08:02 PM
It works fine locally. Could it be that there's a particular port number I have to use? Or is it an incompatibility between SSH versions?
03-15-2002, 09:46 PM
this might be illuminating...
is your login to the host chatty?
i wonder if your login startup tries to spit out something that causes the ssh pipe to choke.
that is, the stfp uses ssh as the conduit, and these kinds of connections are not interactive and shouldn't get any stdout from the host.
Note that the Allow remote login option and sftp are ssh-related apps, but SecureFTP is ftp over SSL. These two methods are different ways of doing secure communication.
If you want to use the built-in ssh method of doing ftp, get an ssh implementation for Windows (http://www.openssh.com/windows.html) to run at work. Otherwise, you would have to get an ftp server for OS X which supports SSL.
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