Client upload of files via http

Leonard Isham leonard.isham at
Fri Oct 29 15:00:29 UTC 2004

On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 08:55:55 -0600, Rodolfo J. Paiz
<rpaiz at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-10-28 at 15:03 -0700, Eucke Warren wrote:
> > I have a potential customer who is looking to be able to upload and download
> > files via his and his clients browsers.  Is this something that lftp is
> > suited for....anything else that anyone is using that is secure and user
> > friendly?  Thoughts, risks, real world war/horror thoughts?  I am assuming
> > that most of the use will be via IE....
> >
> The friendliest (but still very secure) solution I have found is WinSCP.
> It is a nice and friendly Windows program with its own installer, where
> they open it up and get two directory windows side-by-side (obviously,
> one local and one remote). They then merely drag-and-drop from one side
> to another.
> Since all transport is over SSH, I feel happy. And it *is* easy. And I
> get the pleasure of explaining to people that IE is a security nightmare
> and that the best way of having their data cracked, lost, or stolen is
> to use it. <grin>
> Good results from several of my customers so far.
> Cheers,
> --
> Rodolfo J. Paiz <rpaiz at>

WinSCP is great and based on putty (you can use putty for a cli interface.

Leonard Isham, CISSP 
Ostendo non ostento.

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