ftp-ssl is similar to the standard FTP client and it interoperates with normal ftpd, but it uses SSL authentication and encryption. It checks if the other side is also talking SSL, and if not it falls back to the normal FTP protocol. Advantages over normal FTP include encryption of passwords and transmitted data, preventing network sniffers from acquiring secret information (most notably passwords).
|Tags||Internet FTP Security Cryptography|
|Licenses||GPL BSD Original|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: Version 0.2 features a working -z secure option, and includes documentation of the SSL options in the manpage.