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Re: secure transfers and authentication
From: Francisco Neira Basso <fneira () defensoria gob pe>
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 17:36:52 -0500

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Ali, Saqib wrote:
Hi Francisco,

How do recursively copy files/folders/subfolders from source to
destination using SCP? Do you use a script? If so, can you please
share with us? Thanks

saqib
http://doctrina.wordpress.com/


On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 2:57 PM, Francisco Neira Basso
<fneira () defensoria gob pe> wrote:
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 mgk.mailing wrote:
 > Hi List
 >
 > I was wondering if anyone had run across anything that would help with
 > my current project.   I am looking to automate transfers over an
 > insecure network where both the client and server are authenticated to
 > each other.  My current line of thinking is using ssl signed
 > certificates from our Certificate authority to do the authentication and
 > then https to transfer the data.  Putting aside that http may not be the
 > best transfer mechanism for data can anyone make any suggestions or
 > point out any potential pitfalls that maybe there?  It is vital that the
 > transfer is protected and that the client and server is authenticated.
 > Thanks
 >
 > mgk
 >

 Hello,

 What about scp?

Hello Saqib,

I usually use "scp -r /my/source/dir destination_host:/destination/dir"

There is also a tip I found on Google to avoid the password prompting
previously sharing the public key:

http://www.akadia.com/services/ssh_scp_without_password.html

HTH

- --
Francisco Neira B.
Seguridad de la Informacion
Defensoria del Pueblo
Lima, Peru  -05:00 UTC
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