[svlug] Best FTP Server

Anthony Ettinger aettinger at sdsualumni.org
Thu Mar 9 11:45:00 PST 2006

On 3/9/06, Akkana Peck <akkana at shallowsky.com> wrote:
> Ron Guerin writes:
> > just being an enabler of poor practices.  I bit the bullet, banned FTP,
> > and got all my users using scp/sftp.  I haven't looked back since.  Four
> > years ago, the choices (at least for the Windows people) were a lot more
> > limited, but today, SFTP is pretty well supported by Windows clients.
> Is there a Linux client that can give an interactive shell with
> autocompletion, like ncftp, over an ssh link? And store password
> and initial directory settings?
> I tend not to enable ftpd on my machines, but then my husband gripes
> because he can't get files using autocompletion like he can with
> ncftp over ftp. I've suggested logging in via ssh, using a shell
> to explore using autocompletion, then use scp to get the files, but
> it's several extra steps compared to ncftp. Also, ncftp allows for
> saving passwords and initial directories easily (with low security,
> but for home machines behind a firewall that's not so worrisome).
> I mostly use scp myself, but he does have a point and I haven't
> been able to suggest anything for ssh copies that's as easy to use
> as ncftp. Suggestions?
>         ...Akkana

You want to have remote autocompletion? ie - scp -r

Never seen it, but wouldn't surprise me if it's possible.

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