Windows SFTP Server Software Preference

A discussion of Co:Z sftp, a port of OpenSSH sftp for z/OS
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mdgilmore
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Windows SFTP Server Software Preference

Post by mdgilmore » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:15 am

From a Co:Z SFTP perspective is there an SFTP Server Software preference for Windows Servers ?

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Re: Windows SFTP Server Software Preference

Post by dovetail » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:09 pm

Co:Z SFTP is built on OpenSSH, and it works well with nearly all SSH/SFTP implementations.

There are a few issues with some implementations that don't quite follow the standards, listed here:
https://dovetail.com/docs/sftp/client-compat.html

The answer to your question somewhat depends on what your feature requirements are. A big one is whether you want to use GSSAPI Kerberos / Windows active directly) authentication for users and hosts. Many Windows SSH products will support GSSAPI for user authentication, but not the extensions for host key exchange. For more information, see: https://dovetail.com/docs/ssh/kerberos_sso.pdf

Microsoft now has a port of OpenSSH for Windows Powershell, which is good (and free).
https://github.com/PowerShell/openssh-portable

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