FTPES explicit TLS/SSL

Chan Chung Hang Christopher christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Tue Feb 2 14:27:29 UTC 2010

Ramon Hofer wrote:
> Hi all
> I'm using filezilla to connect to a server with FTPES - FTP over
> explicit TLS/SSL.
> I want to be able to download files from that server using a cron job.
> Therefore I want to connect with the terminal to later create a cron.
> My question is: How can I establish a connection using the terminal.
> "sftp username at hostname" ditn't work.

sftp is ftp over ssh...not ftp over ssl.

Use lftp or ftp although I suspect the former since you want to use it 
in a cron job. Type 'man lftp' in the terminal for details.

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