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Automated file transfer

dr_s
I want to automate the file transfer from a remote site to my pc over a WAN. Can anyone please suggest a industry standard secure file transfer tool for a windows environment.

I am looking for a industry accepted, more secure than traditional FTP.
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    Neon Samurai

    What OS are you transfering data between? Are both ends running Windows, is one end something else or are both ends running something other than Windows?

    You can setup a secure ftp server on one end then use a script and secure ftp client to do your automatic download.

    The more secure way is to use proper encryption with something like OpenSSH, then you get a remote client and secure ftp in one package. You'll need to do a few searches for "openssh sftp autmatic backup rsync"

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    srace

    check out cwRSYNC for Windows. It is a very powerful program, based on the Linux RSYNC utility. You can read about it here:

    http://www.itefix.no/cwrsync

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    wsdelicate

    Encrypt the files using gpg before you transfer them. Use Batch files and FTP Script files to control the encryption and transfer. The gpg site has info on it.

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    arran.price

    to note on this, gpg is often used to encrypt files, but your username/password (used to log into the destination) will still be clear text if you use ftp.
    That may be completely acceptable in this particular instance but its important to note it.
    something like sftp will encrypt the entire transmission - but the data coming out the other end will be as it was when it went in (ie encrypted during transfer but it wont be encrypted when it gets written to disk if it wasnt originally).

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    dr_s

    would apprecite if some one could get me the script for the same..

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    Neon Samurai

    What OS are you transfering data between? Are both ends running Windows, is one end something else or are both ends running something other than Windows?

    You can setup a secure ftp server on one end then use a script and secure ftp client to do your automatic download.

    The more secure way is to use proper encryption with something like OpenSSH, then you get a remote client and secure ftp in one package. You'll need to do a few searches for "openssh sftp autmatic backup rsync"

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    srace

    check out cwRSYNC for Windows. It is a very powerful program, based on the Linux RSYNC utility. You can read about it here:

    http://www.itefix.no/cwrsync

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    wsdelicate

    Encrypt the files using gpg before you transfer them. Use Batch files and FTP Script files to control the encryption and transfer. The gpg site has info on it.

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    arran.price

    to note on this, gpg is often used to encrypt files, but your username/password (used to log into the destination) will still be clear text if you use ftp.
    That may be completely acceptable in this particular instance but its important to note it.
    something like sftp will encrypt the entire transmission - but the data coming out the other end will be as it was when it went in (ie encrypted during transfer but it wont be encrypted when it gets written to disk if it wasnt originally).

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    dr_s

    would apprecite if some one could get me the script for the same..