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How to use encrypted passwords with ncftpspooler?

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I'm using ncftpspooler to automate the sending of files from my site to another site.  This works fine as long as I use Anonymous FTP.  Unfortunately, I have a requirement that individual username and passwords be used and that the passwords cannot cross the line as plain text.  The job files display the user and pass as text, so I assume the pass would have to be the encrypted password, which would get decoded and validated on the Server?

What are my options?  The account may be virtual, if that helps.
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unfortunately, ftp is inherently plaintext - there are secure variants (ftps, in explicit and implicit modes; the former is an encrypted channel similar to https, the latter is similar to email TLS support) but you often find that that fails firewall traversal (as ftp is a complex protocol that needs "fixing up" for firewall traversal)

the most common secure alternative is sftp - which is file transfer over ssh. This is inherently secure (by a wide margin) and can either use username+password or username+rsa key. the unix (and/or windows puTTY) utilities for this accept command line arguments, so writing a cronned script to iterate a directory and move any files it finds would be trivial.
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