hsftp - ftp emulator for ssh1
hsftp is an ftp emulator that provides the look-and-feel of an ftp session, but
uses ssh to transport commands and data.
hsftp executes UNIX commands on the remote host, and thus will fail on non-UNIX
remote hosts. If needed, hsftp will ask for the password. (The password is
encrypted by ssh before transmission.)
Only a subset set of ftp commands is implemented: (m)put, (m)get, dir/ls, ldir,
cd, lcd, pwd, chmod, mkdir, del/rm, ?/help, quit/bye.
- -l username
- The username on the remote host. Only required if not identical to the
username on the local host.
- -p portnumber
- The port on the remote host. Only required if not the default port
- Be more verbose.
- Print help.
For speed, hsftp doesn't check whether a 'cd' on the remote host is valid (i.e.
whether the remote directory exists.)
get/put is always recursive. Already existing files are always overwritten.
If not installed SUID root, the password, once typed in, may be paged out
to the swap partition when the program is left idle for some time.
It has been reported that on FreeBSD, when downloading a file, it says: Write
failed flushing stdout buffer.
However, the file transfer is successful.
With OpenSSH, you may get the following error message after uploading files:
Error reading from pipe: I/O error.
However, the file transfer is
Rainer Wichmann <email@example.com>