FTP over SSL (explicit encryption)

David Isaac aisaac0 at verizon.net
Wed Aug 10 16:38:04 CEST 2005


I am looking for a pure Python secure ftp solution.
Does it exist?

I would have thought that the existence of OpenSSL
would imply "yes" but I cannot find anything.

ftplib does not seem to provide any secure services.

I know about fptutil
http://codespeak.net/mailman/listinfo/ftputil
but that does not seem to provide any secure services.
(Btw, Matt Croydon's intro is helpful for newbies:
http://postneo.com/stories/2003/01/01/beyondTheBasicPythonFtplibExample.html
 )

I know about M2Crypto
http://sandbox.rulemaker.net/ngps/m2/
but that requires installing SWIG and OpenSSL.
(If someone tells me they have found this trivial
under Windows, I am willing to try ... )

I would have thought that this was a common need with
a standard Python solution, so I suspect I'm overlooking
something obvious.

Hoping,
Alan Isaac





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