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Persistent secure FTP connection

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by techmanblues, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. techmanblues

    techmanblues Network Guru Member

    Is there a way I can create a virtual drive on my XP Pro machine that is actually a secure FTP directory? Basically, I want my automatic backup program to save a copy of the data into this drive and the files are automatically uploaded to an FTP site. Obviously I want the data to be encrypted. Can I do this without having to setup a persistent VPN connection to the remote network? I plan to have this FTP server running at my house and the data is at my office.

    Is there a free FTP client/server combo that I can use for this? Filezilla? WinSCP?
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    If you will be adding/removing files continuously, I'd suggest you look at the rsync utility. RSync runs on Win and Linux, and can be run in a secure more, but I dunno how exactly that would work on a Win box.
    The main benefit of rsync is that it could be set up to transfer only changed files.

    Probably the easiest would be to run, using a scheduler, a batch file of sorts that starts an rsync client session at your office, which then pushes changed files to your home server. (You could also do it the other way round). The tough part would be the "secure connection" to a Win box, but I'm sure if you google a bit you'll find some solution.

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