Grokking ssh (sftp, scp, ...)
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 10:45:13 +0200 (MET DST)
[ this mail is crossposted, keep discussions on the libcurl list please ]
Back in January, no less than 70% of the participants in the libcurl
questionnaire answered that they would like to see libcurl support SSH-based
Due to the overwhelming amount of people wanting this, I have seriously been
looking into what this would mean and require on our behalf.
I am prepared to create and take part in a working-group in order to develop
support for "native" file transfers over SSH (the protocol, not the tool) at
least using version 2 of the protocol.
I think a sensible approach would be to:
1. Setup a work-group. This is much work. I'd need help and support from a
bunch of interested persons.
2. Research what there is already in the form of libraries and APIs available
that we might be able to use as-is (and possibly just improve/adjust).
3. Investigate OpenSSH and see if it offers an API, or what it would take for
us to make one, changing as little as possible and re-using their source
code as much as we can.
4. Finally, and probably not very difficult: add code to libcurl that uses
this SSH API when it is available (in a similar fashion that we use SSL
This said, there is of course no time frame for this.
-- Daniel Stenberg -- curl groks URLs -- http://curl.haxx.se/Received on 2002-04-09