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SFTP in Delphi 2010

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Looking for freeware or OpenSource methods (non-Active X) of doing SFTP (FTP over SSH) using Delphi 2010.

ANy ideas!  Please don't post answers that are not Free or OpenSource

thanks
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by:Looking_4_Answers
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FTP over SSH
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if you read the details, you will find the answer on that post I contributed.
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by:Looking_4_Answers
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sorry, didn't find it. Please post the answer to this forum
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(FTPS here will refer to FTP over SSH)

1. I don't think you will get free FTPS components but hopefully somebody knows something I don't

2. To implement SFTP, as the other post says, you need a server that supports SSH. Using FTP over SSH is not a common practice, first you need SSH libraries, establish a connection to your server using SSH. After that you connect your FTP client to your local SSH port and send your commands

3. Indy does not provide any SSH libraries
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by:systan
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SFTP, means secure file transfer protocol? Isn't it?
So, you may use Indy FTP with SSL to make it SFTP, and can be found on the post that I gave you.
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@systan

FTPS and SFTP are both secure file transfer but they they are very different in how they work. Indy does not provide SSH binaries as I said earlier.
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by:Looking_4_Answers
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@ewangoya

Thanks, i know what SFTP over SSH is, and I know Indy does not provide SSH.


I know there are commerical products.

I'll let this sit for awhile, ive got plenty of time to wait for an answer if there is any
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Thats alright, I was just trying to clarify the issue especially regarding the item in ID: 34181470

I do hope you find a free one, SSH stuff can be quite costly. I've searched for this before when I was developing an FTP server to support SSH, but I'll keep searching as well
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by:Looking_4_Answers
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Closing this out as there seems to be no free solution.
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by:systan
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The other solution is to use ssl though ftp, and that makes sftp.

Thanks
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SFTP is not FTP over SSH.  They are very different things.
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