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Departmental Technology Coordinators <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 29 Apr 2002 11:36:12 -0400
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<003f01c1ef8d$7cb5a1f0$e96cc684@lachesis> from Geoffrey Duke at "Apr 29, 2002 10:52:30 am"
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Tim Raymond <[log in to unmask]>
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  Does FTP Voyager have any plans to provide SFTP support?  Also, I see that
FTP Voyager Version 9 does support SSL, was there discussion on whether that
would meet our needs or not?  It looks like it requires a different setup than
SFTP, can we modify our server to support that?  Or do we want to?  Or have we


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> Hello,

> UVM's upgrade protection for FTP Voyager ends July 10, 2002. At the most
recent Standards group discussion, people indicated the a good FTP client was
an important part of the web publisher's toolbox, among other things, and that
we should continue to make one available.

> > At the same time, there is a movement toward replacing services like FTP
which send usernames and password in clear text over the internet, with secure
services, like SSH and SFTP, which encrypt all the traffic between the two

> > We are at a point where we need to select a direction in which we want to

> Regardless of our choice:
>   1.. Clients can continue to use FTP Voyager; site license is pertpetual
>   2.. We may continue to distribute FTP Voyager at the version available on July 10.
> Below are some possible options
>   1.. Do nothing - let the FTP Voyager upgrade contact end
>     a.. We can continue to distribute FTP Voyager
>     b.. We have no access to support from vendor
>     c.. We have no access to upgrades from vendor
>     d.. Doesn't provide access to SFTP (encrypted FTP)
>   2.. Buy a new FTP Voyager contract ($5000 for two more years)
>     a.. Adds vendor support
>     b.. Adds upgrade options
>     c.. Doesn't provide access to SFTP (encrypted FTP)
>   3.. Buy a license for CuteFTP Pro ($8125 for two years)
>     a.. Supports standard FTP services
>     b.. Adds support for SFTP (encrypted services)
>     c.. provides vendor support
>     d.. provides upgrades
>     e.. vendor says they will provide a "good" customized installer
> There are other FTP clients out there. I know of no other clients that provide support for both standard FTP and SSH/SFTP. The third option would provide a nice bridge as we transition between traditional and secure services.

> We have been distributing's Secure Shell, which combines a remote
terminal (like telnet) client with a file transfer client. CIT Client services
staff have concerns that this product may not continue to provide what we

> For reference:
> UVM FTP Voyager download:
> FTP Voyager vendor site:
> CuteFTP Pro vendor site:
> I'm interested in your thoughts, comments, reactions. Please send them to
>  [log in to unmask]
> Thanks,
> --Geoff

Tim Raymond                             [log in to unmask]
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