Coda File System

Re: sftp question

From: Phil Nelson <phil_at_cs.wwu.edu>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 17:26:33 -0800
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On Tuesday 29 March 2005 16:11, Patrick Walsh wrote:
>  It was my understanding that
> rpc2 would be transferring the files via sftp.  A tcpdump, however,
> shows everything transferred in plain text.

Hi Patrick,

This is an acronym misunderstanding ... sftp in this case is part of rpc2 and 
is  a "side-effect file transport".    This sftp has nothing to do with the 
secure shell protocol you may be thinking about.   It will be in plain text 
until you authenticate to a coda server.   Then it will be weakly encrypted.  
The rcp2 protocol suite does not yet have strong encryption implemented.  It 
is on the todo list, but at a relatively low priority at the current time.

- --Phil
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Phil Nelson                       NetBSD: http://www.netbsd.org
e-mail: phil@cs.wwu.edu           Coda: http://www.coda.cs.cmu.edu
http://www.cs.wwu.edu/nelson 
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Received on 2005-03-29 20:30:18