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Tentacle was created to replace more complex tools like SCP and FTP for simple file transfer/retrieval, and switch from authentication mechanisms like .netrc, interactive logins and SSH keys to X.509 certificates. Simple password authentication over a SSL secured connection is supported too.
The client and server (TCP port 41121) are designed to be run from the command line or called from a shell script, and no configuration files are needed.
Tentacle is now the default file transfer method for Pandora FMS and Babel Enterprise.
Tentacle is implemented in Perl and ANSI C (Windows platforms included).
You can download it and get more information at the official Sourceforge website http://tentacled.sourceforge.net/.
Tentacle Client options : -a address : Server address (default 127.0.0.1).
-c : Enable SSL without a client certificate.
-e cert : OpenSSL certificate file. Enables SSL.
-f ca : Verify that the peer certificate is signed by a ca.
-g : Get files from the server.
-h : Show help.
-k key : OpenSSL private key file.
-p port : Server port (default 41121).
-q : Quiet. Do now print error messages.
-r number : Number of retries for network operations (default 3).
-t time : Time-out for network operations in seconds (default 1s).
-v : Be verbose.
-w : Prompt for OpenSSL private key password.
-x pwd : Server password.
tentacle_client -a 192.168.1.1 -v /bin/bash Simple file transfer with maximum file size set to 1MB tentacle_client -a 192.168.1.1 -x password -v /bin/bash Simple file transfer with password authentication (not secure) tentacle_client -a 192.168.1.1 -x password -e cert.pem -k key.pem -v /bin/bash Secure file transfer with client certificate and password authentication
Tentacle requires Perl 5.8 or higher to works