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does curl with ftp/ssl transfer file encrypted?



6:10 pm on Nov 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I am using a command similar to this example:

curl --ftp-ssl -u username:password -o /save/file ftp://mydomain.com/myfile

to transfer some files to an internal server. I am curious if the actual files being transferred are then encrypted as well or is it just the username:password?

The files contain sensitive information and the paths specified in the curl command are also sensitive.

Is it possible for anyone to use that information negatively?


12:59 am on Dec 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jtara is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

It depends on your configuration. See:


But why not use the more-popular sftp? (e.g. scp command)?

But, hey, I'll give you props for wanting to be secure. :)


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