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FTP files from Windows machine(internal network) to DMZ and execute a command in the DMZ.
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by:raaj4354
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I have a Windows 2003 server in the internal network. I need to
1. FTP files into the DMZ from the windows machine and
2. Execute a script on the DMZ, which would create a backup of existing folders in a directory on the DMZ.

What are the secure ways of achieving the above?
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If the folders are accessible via FTP you could use the FTP client on the inside to do it.  

Otherwise, you'll need something that runs on the DMZ computer that will detect to arrival of the file and either directly backup the folders or launch another process to back up the folders.  You could use a scriptable FTP Server program like Robo-FTP Server and create an "Upload Complete" event script that does the work in response to the arrival of the new file.
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There is no FTP server installed on DMZ.Can cygwin be installed on windows server and on the DMZ. Then by setting up a ssh tunnel an scp followed by ssh command can do the job for me. Is this a safe option?
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Well sure either SCP or SFTP would be encrypted so much more secure than normal unencrypted FTP... I guess I was confused by the mention of FTP in the question topic.
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