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Secure file transfer under windows?

Is there a decent free secure file transfer system under windows?

I tried an OpenSSH port (well, basically just packaged with a few cygwin dlls) but it turned out to be pretty finnicky and makes you use the /cygdrive folder (yuk).

All I really want is a little scp-ish server program, nothing fancy.  It seems like it should be fairly easy to write a native windows app using OpenSSH or OpenSSL that I can't believe there's no little open source project for it.

Is this a case where there's just nothing open-source available, or am I missing something?

Thanks.

Jesse Collins
Friday, December 12, 2003

WebDAV over HTTPS? Both sides are built in to Windows XP Pro. (IIS (server), WebDAV redirector (client)).

Of course this may be a bigger system than what you want to deal with.

mb
Friday, December 12, 2003

Interesting, I look into that.  For some reason I've never run across it before.  Although it looks like it's specific to web development?

Jesse Collins
Friday, December 12, 2003

WinSCP3


Friday, December 12, 2003

Sweet!  Perfect.  I guess my googling skillz need some work... *blush*

Jesse Collins
Friday, December 12, 2003

Oh, wait, that's just the client side... yeah, there's lots of client side scp/sftp, its a scp/sftp server i can't find.

Jesse Collins
Friday, December 12, 2003

<a href="http://www.foldershare.com">FolderShare</a> has encrypted transfers.  It's great for moving stuff back and forth between the home and office.

Software Is Fun
Friday, December 12, 2003

Er, I guess that should just be: http://www.foldershare.com

Software Is Fun
Friday, December 12, 2003

I believe that the cygwin distribution of linux tools includes an ssh server. It's a bit of a hog to get just for file transfer, but I'd like a bash shell anyway.

Mike Swieton
Friday, December 12, 2003

So you have (had) OpenSSH running but /cygdrive sucks?  Just make the drive it wants to work with a hardlink (ntfs right?) to the place you want to put it..

i like i
Sunday, December 14, 2003

Well, yeah, the path issues can definitely be overcome but for some reason I can't always open a connection.  I don't think I'll be able to use it in its current unreliable state.  Unfortunately It's really tough to find good docs on this sort of thing, but maybe I'll just keep tinkering.

Thanks.

Jesse Collins
Sunday, December 14, 2003

Late to the party, but: have you tried the packaged Windows installer found at http://lexa.dyndns.org/sshwindows/ ?

It is based on OpenSSH but doesn't require you to install Cygwin. It installs on its own the minimal required files and doesn't create a cygwin directory or use cygdrives. Very nice.

Nate Silva
Tuesday, December 16, 2003

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