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From "Oberhuber, Martin" <>
Subject RE: [NET] SFTP vs. FTPS
Date Wed, 13 May 2009 20:28:31 GMT
Hi Steve,

sftp is a sub-specification of the SSH protocol (you'll surely
find the RFC or just 
As for a Java library, Eclipse has been using
for years in order to provide the SSH channel for CVS, and since
3 years I'm successfully using the same library to run sftp inside 
Eclipse as part of my project

I've been told that there's another Java library for SSH
(Ganymed) and some claim it's better, but I haven't looked
at it
I believe at Eclipse we couldn't use this since it seems to
include all cryptographic code and Eclipse can't just go
ship / export crypto code that easily.

Martin Oberhuber, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Wind River
Target Management Project Lead, DSDP PMC Member

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Cohen [] 
> Sent: Mittwoch, 13. Mai 2009 18:37
> To: Commons Developers List
> Subject: [NET] SFTP vs. FTPS
> Hi.
> I've been out of the FTP "game" for several years and now I 
> need to get 
> back in.  I have a requirement to set up a secure FTP connection with 
> another organization, so naturally, I look to commons-net first as a 
> solution.  I notice that there is support for FTPS in commons-net but 
> not for SFTP.
> Not being up on the latest buzz on this "controversy", I wonder if 
> someone can point me at a good discussion of the differences, 
> why we are 
> implementing one and not the other, etc.  Also, if I will be 
> required to 
> use SFTP (not sure yet), is there an open-source java package 
> out there 
> similar to commons-net that supports it?
> Thanks.
> Steve Cohen
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