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galego writes "I've done a variety of web development at work and at home. I'm thinking of getting a .Net hosted account to do some work with that. One of the things I always look for when looking at hosting companies is a secure (well, encrypted that is) form of file transfer. For Windows/.Net hosting, are there any good options out there? I've looked around some and I don't really see any so far. I tried once to set up sftp on windows on a system at work (that is without paying for some custom/proprietary version), and it didn't go so well. Some *n*x hosting companies don't offer sftp, but if they allow ssh, then I can at least use scp. I'm not seeing anything equivalent with Windows/.Net hosting ... suggestions?"
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Secure File Transfer with windows/.Net hosting?

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  • For Windows/.Net hosting, are there any good options out there? I've looked around some and I don't really see any so far. I tried once to set up sftp on windows on a system at work (that is without paying for some custom/proprietary version), and it didn't go so well.

    What didn't go well? Just use WinSCP [winscp.net] as a client and install SSHWindows [sourceforge.net] (free and open source) as a server. See this article for more details: http://www.digitalmediaminute.com/article/1487/setting-up-a-sftp-server-on-windows [digitalmediaminute.com].

    If you're working with a farm / 3rd part hosting service, see if they'll install it for you and if not, there's always VPN, but that involves some portforwarding rules for ftp access, and you'll need to know the internal port address of the ftp server you're accessing, AND it has

    • by galego (110613)
      WinSCP is a client. I'm talking about a sftp host/daemon.
      • by galego (110613)
        ... and check the freshness dates on the ssh for windows packages. That's the part that did not go so well. Yes, it's doable ... but it just doesn't work that well. Anyhoo ... I'm not interested in setting it up, but in a .Net host that provides an encrypted form of file transfer.
        • Ahhh ok, I was just covering the basics first, looks like you've tried it already. I'd be interested in seeing what other windows folks do, since I don't have a lot of experience with it! Hope this one goes through.

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