[hcs-d] ftp over tls

Jim Danz danz at fas.harvard.edu
Sat Dec 25 21:39:54 EST 2010


Was about to link to that.
Also
http://superuser.com/questions/71639/how-can-i-install-dropbox-without-root-priviledgesfor
more information.

This all may depend on your definition of "supported," though.

On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 6:38 PM, Zach Rait <rait at hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:

> http://wiki.dropbox.com/TipsAndTricks/TextBasedLinuxInstall
>
> On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 6:23 PM, Greg Brockman <gdb at hcs.harvard.edu>wrote:
>
>> Ok so the situation is, you have an account on lunar pages, and you
>> want to have automated backups of your files to some unspecified
>> off-site location?  First of all, you probably want to be maintaining
>> your code in an SCM like git, and have the canonical location of that
>> code be elsewhere (e.g. github).  For files you don't want to version
>> (e.g. database snapshots), you'll probably be happiest with a simple
>> scp/rsync-type solution.  You could set that up as a cron job on
>> either your shared host or your offsite location, as you prefer.
>>
>> Jim: Is there a supported way of installing Dropbox without root?
>>
>> Greg
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 8:17 PM, Jim Danz <danz at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
>> > If you can SSH, definitely rsync.
>> > If not, or regardless, I recommend trying Dropbox ( www.dropbox.com )
>> >
>> > On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 6:12 PM, Robert Nishihara
>> > <robertnishihara at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Hey Greg,
>> >> So a while ago I wrote a script to backup my files. But I never really
>> >> used it (other than backing up locally) because I didn't have anywhere
>> to
>> >> backup to. Since I have this account, I want to backup my files on it,
>> but I
>> >> don't want to use FTP.
>> >> -Robert
>> >>
>> >> On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 9:07 PM, Greg Brockman <gdb at hcs.harvard.edu>
>> >> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> WAYRTTD (what are you really trying to do)?  Are you trying to accept
>> >>> files from unauthenticated users on the internet (just use an HTML
>> >>> form over HTTPS)?  Are you trying to allow yourself and possibly other
>> >>> trusted users to upload files (use something like scp)?  Are you
>> >>> trying to upload your website to your shared host, who only provides
>> >>> an FTP interface (you probably want a different webhost :D)?
>> >>>
>> >>> I haven't needed to use {S,}FTP for years, and unless you have a
>> >>> compelling reason to use them, I would steer clear.
>> >>>
>> >>> Greg
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 8:04 PM, Carl Jackson <carl at hcs.harvard.edu>
>> >>> wrote:
>> >>> > So there is a protocol called FTPS, but I don't really recommend it.
>> It
>> >>> > is,
>> >>> > AFAIK, secure though.
>> >>> > What site are you using for hosting? If you can ssh in, you can
>> sftp.
>> >>> > Carl
>> >>> > On Dec 25, 2010, at 9:02 PM, Robert Nishihara wrote:
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Hey Carl, so I know that SFTP is good. The webhosting site that I'm
>> >>> > using
>> >>> > doesn't support SFTP as far as I can tell.
>> >>> > -Robert
>> >>> >
>> >>> > On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 9:01 PM, Carl Jackson <carl at hcs.harvard.edu
>> >
>> >>> > wrote:
>> >>> >>
>> >>> >> Use SFTP. It's typically bundled with ssh.
>> >>> >>
>> >>> >> Carl
>> >>> >>
>> >>> >> On Dec 25, 2010, at 8:59 PM, Robert Nishihara wrote:
>> >>> >>
>> >>> >> > Can I use FTP over TLS to send sensitive files safely?
>> >>> >> >
>> >>> >> > -Robert
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