Automating FTP Transfers

If you are a school district, there are times when you have to transfer files securely–often, encrypted–from one location to another. It’s tempting to want to use built-in utilities in popular server operating systems, but you can also take advantage of for-cost solutions like the ones below (in no particular order and no preference/endorsement implied):

MOVEIt – Provides FTP and PGP support



GoAnywhere Secure FTP

Some of the features most need include:
  • Automating the transfer of files from one server to another
  • Securing the files with encryption (e.g. GPG/PGP)
  • Verification that files were sent and received
  • Encrypted transfer of files
If this has been a need in your organization, how have you resolved it? While setting up regular FTP on a FOSS server is pretty easy, I have been unsuccessful with SFTP setup. Any tips or advice?
By the way, I have to give a shout-out to GoAnywhere’s Free Open PGP Studio software!

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