Re: Request feature: secure FTP
- From: Pavel Machek <pavel suse cz>
- To: Pavel Roskin <proski gnu org>
- Cc: Eko Mursito Budi <mursito eng murdoch edu au>, mc-devel gnome org
- Subject: Re: Request feature: secure FTP
- Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 23:35:03 +0000
> > I would like to see a "Secure FTP link ..." item in Right or Left menu.
> I think we have long menus already. I'd rather see one item "connect"
> which would invoke a dialog asking you for login name (possibly with the
> domain name), password and connection protocol (ftp, mcfs, FiSH).
> Currently we have no graphical interface to FiSH, which is bad.
> > If I choose that, I can connect to Open SSH secure ftp server (sftpd).
> Actually, FiSH transfers files over ssh. I'm afraid that implementing
> sftp would require linking mc against libssl, as opposed to FiSH that uses
> the ssh executable. I don't want to make mc depend on too many libraries,
> even optionally.
I would not depend on FiSH. It is hack, and under boundary conditions (remote
dd killed by out-of-memory) bad stuff might happen. Supporting sftp would be
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