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30 Dec 2010 20:52 thomp

laupi's comment is pretty close - I haven't encountered a better command-line ftp/http/... client

30 Dec 2006 19:40 LeroyTennison

Re: Secure ftp


> Works nice, thanks. I do have a

> question. When using

> ssl:verify-certificate what is required

> for the certificate to be signed by a

> known Certificate Authority? I'm

> getting "Fatal: self-signed

> certificate". This may be a vsftpd

> problem because the only certificate I

> found which works is created by 'openssl

> req -new -x509 -nodes \

> -out vsftpd.pem -keyout vsftpd.pem'.

> However, I'm hoping to find a way around

> this. Thanks for any help.

Found a way around this, visit the vsftpd project to see my comments.

Also made some other discoveries which I hope help someone else.

lftp requires both ssl:cert-file and ssl:key-file in order to deliver it's certificate upon request.

Also, when using ssl:verify-certificate, it reuires nsCertType = server as a part of the server's certificate.

23 Nov 2006 21:46 LeroyTennison

Secure ftp
Works nice, thanks. I do have a question. When using ssl:verify-certificate what is required for the certificate to be signed by a known Certificate Authority? I'm getting "Fatal: self-signed certificate". This may be a vsftpd problem because the only certificate I found which works is created by 'openssl req -new -x509 -nodes \

-out vsftpd.pem -keyout vsftpd.pem'. However, I'm hoping to find a way around this. Thanks for any help.

27 Jan 2006 07:47 laupi

Best ftp client ever
Transferring the power of the shell to FTP. Couldn't get much better.

26 Jan 2006 11:33 Shiryu

Re: Building Lftp for aix 5.2


> Good morning,

> I would like to share some items I had

> to fix building lftp in aix 5.2 env:

>

> Trying to configure and make lftp 3.0.3

> in aix 5.2 using vacpp 6.0

> and some libraries from aix toolbox for

> linux app:

> Readline-4.3.1

> openssl-0.9.6m-1

> I use this command:

> ./configure --with-ssl=/usr/linux

> --prefix=/usr/local5

>

> I got the following warning msg:

>

> configure: WARNING: term.h: present but

> cannot be compiled

> configure: WARNING: term.h: check for

> missing prerequisite headers?

> configure: WARNING: term.h: see the

> Autoconf documentation

> configure: WARNING: term.h: section

> "Present But Cannot Be

> Compiled"

> configure: WARNING: term.h: proceeding

> with the preprocessor's result

> configure: WARNING: term.h: in the

> future, the compiler will take

> precedence

> configure: WARNING: ##

> ------------------------------------ ##

> configure: WARNING: ## Report this to

> lftp-bugs@lftp.yar.ru ##

> configure: WARNING: ##

> ------------------------------------ ##

>

> I have also found three little problems

> in the sources:

> 1) in the file post-config.h (line 25)

> there is a comment

> // should be included before any real

> code.

> I have to change in

> /* should be included before any real

> code. */

> 2) in file src/getdate.c (if I remember

> well) there is a <cntrl L > char

> and

> I deleted it.

> 3) in file src/lftp_rl.c there is an

> external veriable declaration:

> extern int _rl_mark_modified_lines;

> never defined

>

> To try to fix I defined it in

> src/lftp_rl.h in this way:

> int _rl_mark_modified_lines=0;

>

> I'm not sure it is the right thing to do

> I would like to have an hint about this

> point.

>

> In any case after these 3 little

> modifications make all and make install

> run fine.

>

> The program runs fine if I run it from a

> telnet terminal window, if I use

> ssh in place of telnet to open the

> terminal the program hungs and there is

> no way to see the lftp

> prompt, I have to kill it and close the

> ssh connection (I know it is strange).

>

> A last thing, I got the CVS snapshot

> named 3.0.4rc2, and after the same 3

> fixes

> It worked fine in ssh windows too (!!).

>

> Any help to understand this apparently

> strange behaviour will be

> appreciated.

>

Can U please post a link to the binary?

I tried you tips but couldnt compile the code.

26 Jun 2005 23:43 bluebat

updated lftp po file for locale zh_TW
here is a link to that file:

http://rt.openfoundry.org/Foundry/Project/Download/Attachment/36034/25435/lftp.po

16 May 2005 14:46 johnnymason

Great Program
In my honest opinion, I love this application. The cutomization really give you a lot of play with the client. The layout is clean and very informative. Great work!

03 Dec 2004 00:36 avl

Re: Kerberos support?


> Is Kerberos support being planned for lftp any time soon?

> I must have it so that I may wallow completely in the lftp bliss and be released from the yoke of ancient command-line FTP forevermore!

Kerberos support is not planned currently. A volunteer is needed, as I don't use kerberos.

02 Dec 2004 11:23 staharaj

Kerberos support?

I absolutely love this program -- one of the finest examples in programming of doing something to exactly the right degree!

Unfortunately, when it comes to my main use of FTP -- transferring files to or from the machines at work -- I am forced to use a dated 'ftp' command distributed with Kerberos support. This makes me very sad. Is Kerberos support being planned for lftp any time soon? I must have it so that I may wallow completely in the lftp bliss and be released from the yoke of ancient command-line FTP forevermore!

Either way, thanks for making such a great program. Well done!

12 Jun 2004 05:00 loki27

SuSE Linux RPMs
You'll find RPMs of the latest lftp version on my RPM website:

http://guru.unixtech.be/rpm/packages/Network/lftp/

(for SUSE 9.1, 9.0 and 8.2)

There's also an APT repository (for RPM):

http://guru.unixtech.be/apt/

And I absolutely second that: lftp rocks !

(I just love that sftp:// thing ;-))

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