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Manual Reference Pages  -  TENTACLE_SERVER (1)

NAME

tentacle_server - a server file transfer protocol

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Examples
Notes
See Also

SYNOPSIS

tentacle_server <options>

DESCRIPTION

Tentacle is a client/server file transfer protocol that aims to be:

-Executable programs or shell commands
-System calls (functions provided by the kernel)
-Library calls (functions within program libraries)

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/.

OPTIONS

Tentacle Server options :
  -a ip_address : Address to listen on (default 0.0.0.0).
-c number : Maximum number of simultaneous connections (default 10).
-d : Run as daemon.
-e cert : OpenSSL certificate file. Enables SSL.
-f ca_cert : Verify that the peer certificate is signed by a ca.
-h : Show help.
-i : Filters.
-k key : OpenSSL private key file.
-m size : Maximum file size in bytes (default 2000000b).
-o : Enable file overwrite.
-p port : Port to listen on (default 41121).
-q : Quiet. Do now print error messages.
-r number : Number of retries for network opertions (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.

EXAMPLES

tentacle_server -m 1048576 -s /tmp -v
  Simple file transfer with maximum file size set to 1MB
tentacle_server -x password -s /tmp -v
  Simple file transfer with password authentication (not secure)
tentacle_server -x password -e cert.pem -k key.pem -f cacert.pem -w -s /tmp -v
  Secure file transfer with client certificate and password authentication

NOTES

Tentacle requires Perl 5.8 or higher to works

SEE ALSO

tentacle_client(1), pandora_server(1), pandora_agent(1)
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0.2.0 TENTACLE_SERVER (1) 2010-05-11

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