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  • Started 11 years ago by bserebin
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • bserebin Member

    Hello Jim,

    I know, I know.... no plans, but I "use" (if you can call it that) NetFinder, and in the end, many times I simply just copy the files/folders over to my main PC [Win2k Srv w/Mac Srvs] and use WS FTP Pro to upload to SSL FTP Servers. Do you know of any other Mac (OS X or even classic) that support SSL? I searched, but found only SFTP ones. I can't understand why more Mac FTP clients don't utilize OpenSSL?

    If NetFinder is not adequate for me (and I'm a network consultant), how could I recommend it to non-technical folks. It's like "recommending" Mulberry as an IMAP email client to a Mac user. Yes it runs on a Mac, but it's not a "For Mac designed" program. If you want to torture someone, suggest Mulberry. :-)

    Thanks,
    -Ben

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for the feedback and encouragement. I will take a serious look at adding SSL support to the next major release of Fetch. Can you recommend SSL FTP servers to test against?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • bserebin Member

    Hello Jim,

    The FTP based SSL capable server I recommend and use is on Windows (not familiar with any SSL based FTP Servers for Mac OS X). But I still support Windows and Mac FTP clients. I'd recommend the Serv-U Standard Secure edition (Windows only) for testing since it's only ~$70. Rhinosoft offers various pricing levels to accommdate more user types. The other popular SSL capable FTP Server is WS_FTP Server. But it is pricey (~$400) since there is only way edition of it. You could state you're a developer and you might get a development version for free. I could also setup a few accounts (non SSL and SSL types) on my Serv-U 4.1 Server if you want.

    I normally recommend WS_FTP as the Windows based SSL capable FTP client, and Serv-U as the Windows based SSL capable FTP server. On the Mac, really only Fetch.

    My disclaimer, I am not connected with Rhinosoft nor Ipswitch in anyway besides being a customer.

    Serv-U FTP Server Standard Secure Edition
    http://www.serv-u.com/

    WS_FTP Server
    http://www.wsftp.com/Products/WS_FTP-Server

    -Ben

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks -- that's helpful!

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • cchalekson Member

    I also need SSL over FTP support. The only current mac option is Secure FTP by Glub.com which is Java based. I found NetFinder to be VERY buggy and unable to use with os X well. Most of the medical profession [which I am in] are using SSL for transfer of dictation onto windows servers securely. I know that SFTP is probably better, but I have no say in how things are done. Hopefully, this feature can be added to Fetch.

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • cchalekson Member

    Originally posted by bserebin:

    Hello Jim,

    I know, I know.... no plans, but I "use" (if you can call it that) NetFinder, and in the end, many times I simply just copy the files/folders over to my main PC [Win2k Srv w/Mac Srvs] and use WS FTP Pro to upload to SSL FTP Servers. Do you know of any other Mac (OS X or even classic) that support SSL? I searched, but found only SFTP ones. I can't understand why more Mac FTP clients don't utilize OpenSSL?

    If NetFinder is not adequate for me (and I'm a network consultant), how could I recommend it to non-technical folks. It's like "recommending" Mulberry as an IMAP email client to a Mac user. Yes it runs on a Mac, but it's not a "For Mac designed" program. If you want to torture someone, suggest Mulberry. :-)

    Thanks,
    -Ben

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for the feedback -- SSL support is something we'd definitely like to provide.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

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