rsync over ssl (again)

Ben Escoto bescoto at
Thu Aug 22 07:07:00 EST 2002

>>>>> "PH" == Phil Howard <phil at>
>>>>> wrote the following on Thu, 22 Aug 2002 09:37:03 -0500

  PH> Fortunately things like pop3 and imap4 have secure equivalents.
  PH> But I also have a need to give users the ability to upload and
  PH> download their own data securely, and the only good tool to do
  PH> that without granting them something that might open a shell for
  PH> them is https.  But for large transfers, that just does not work
  PH> very well, and I think rsync would be a much better answer if
  PH> the security issue can be worked out.

I've been curious about this too.  Is there something wrong with sftp?
It sounds like it does what you want.  It is part of the openssh
package, so it is probably secure, but I haven't heard much about it.

Ben Escoto
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