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  • Started 23 years ago by Fox
  • Latest reply 23 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Fox Member

    Are there plans to add the scp or sftp (ssh) protocols to Fetch? I can't use the current version of Fetch because it transmits my passwords in cleartext for everyone to see.

    Posted 23 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Yes, SSH support is high on my list of features for the release after 4.0. In the meantime, Fetch 4.0 does support a number of ways to avoid sending cleartext passwords: S/Key, OTP, and Kerberos (4 and 5).

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 23 years ago #

  • luphus Member

    Incredibly cool - I was just going to ask that and thought I'd check the FAQ first. Yay for ssh =)


    Posted 23 years ago #

  • bhines Member

    on a somewhat related topic, (this is the "talk" section, after all :) Jim, are you aware of a method for doing cvs over ssh on the mac, without using f-secure? (commercial)

    Apparently i need a ssh "port forwarding" app to do this, since maccvs pro can't. And apparently F-secure is the only app which does the trick.

    This is a problem for doing mac dev on which requires ftp over ssh.

    (with OSX of course, the problem is easily solved)


    Posted 23 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Simon Fraser has hacked SSH support into a build of MacCVS Pro; it's available at:

    Another possible option is Mindbright's MindTerm SSH client. I haven't been able to tunnel FTP through it, but haven't tried CVS.

    Posted 23 years ago #

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