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    making things easier and sftp

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    making things easier and sftp

    Post by sylvantino » Fri 02 Aug 2019 4:00 pm

    Now that the vast majority of webhosts have been forced into changing their ftp to secure ftp thanks to the GDPR, its made uploading realtime.txt from the 1.9.4 a nightmare for those like myself who have zero experience with having to run an external program then having to hope that the file transfers to the site. I have gone through trying numerous webhosts and each of them had sftp. So I got to reading that MX has ftp ssl , but is this the exact same as sftp? I am also completely new to mx and i am so lost with it, surely there could be an easier way to run this software even through an interface similar to 1.9.4? I would really like something as easy to run as 1.9.4 with mx if this is the latest incarnation of the software or a spin off.
    Does this latest build support sftp and where can i get the mx documentation on how to run it? thank you.

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    Re: making things easier and sftp

    Post by jhobson67 » Sat 10 Aug 2019 2:04 pm

    Hi, I'm in a similar position. SFTP is an acronym for SSH File Transfer Protocol. It's a do-it-all protocol, based on "Secure Shell" crytpography and isn't the same as SSL which is now obsolete (TLS being the current protocol).

    I've just spent a frustrating time trying to get help from my webhost (1&1 Ionos) only to be told as 1.9.4 doesn't support SFTP, there is nothing they can do their side. This is really annoying as I usually use Filezilla (no problems), but have read about a workaround using WinSCP (which Ionos provide as a download link), but WinSCP simply refuses to log onto my FTP server!

    My station has only been up for 3 days, and I would like to get the data online, but this is vexing me. Looks likely I shall have to go the MX route to.

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    Re: making things easier and sftp

    Post by water01 » Sat 10 Aug 2019 4:59 pm

    MX is the latest and greatest version of Cumulus. Cumulus 1 (v1.9.4) will not be update to include SFTP.

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