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glob method && Implement FTPS implicit FTP over TLS #100
Implement FTPS implicit FTP over TLS
This will allow the package to also be able to connect to FTPS on servers that have implicit tls enabled
increase test coverage
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Is this going to be merged?
I have rclone users asking for FTP with SSL/TLS support and as far as I can see it is all here.
Perhaps the maintainers could pull the PR locally, drop the glob part which seems to be controversial, fixup and merge the TLS feature?
Or alternatively I'll do it in a new PR if you want?
I checked out your commits and I read the specification of implicit TLS for FTP. Your changes secure the control channel but not the data channel. Are there seriously people still preffering FTP/S to SCP and SFTP?
I don't think it worths the effort:
I believe it is possible to secure the data channel too. Securing the control channel at least secures the credentials which are otherwise sent in the clear! I agree that securing the data channel too would be extremely desireable.
Not by choice I imagine, but there are an awful lot of legacy systems out there!
As an example of not-by-choice, Azure (also not by choice) supports FTP access to their "Azure Websites" feature. It (horrifyingly) supports plain FTP, but also supports FTPS/FTPES which I would much prefer to use.
Thanks so much for working on support for this everyone!
P.S. I found this thread via the rclone forums, it would be awesome to have FTPS/FTPES support in there. Really cool of you to be following up personally also @ncw.