FTP clients

Awesome SSL client cert fun

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 

Client cert authentication is oddly elusive given the practical value. I found a neat bug:

with
SSLVerifyClient optional
SSLVerifyDepth 3
SSLCADNRequestPath /usr/local/openssl/certs/clientcerts/

I get a request for identification in firefox, no problem. If I choose the right certificate to respond with I get an instant child pid 61501 exit signal Bus error (10). Every click on the “OK” button gets another seg fault. Yay. Magic.

client_cert.jpg

signal_bus_error.jpg
Posted at 00:36:09 GMT-0700

Category: FreeBSDtechnology

Recursive, Incremental FTP

Thursday, April 14, 2011 

Looking for a way to transfer an entire website, including subdirectories, from one server to another directly, I found this summary http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-download-all-file-from-ftp-server-recursively.html of a great tool: NCFTP.

The client supports recursive “get” and “does the right thing.” It silently handles broken symbolic links, downloads all the files in the source directory including subdirectories, and even better, smartly does an incremental update on repeat saving a lot of time, bandwidth, and tedium.

Great utility that makes systems admin just a little bit easier. From now on, part of the default install.

http://www.ncftp.com/ncftp/

Posted at 16:00:39 GMT-0700

Category: FreeBSDtechnology