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    Default Dolphin and SSL / TLS

    I am trying to get (KDE) Dolphin to make an SFTP connection.

    The tech support of my WWW host company has asked , "Can you please confirm you have enabled "SSL/TLS" on your FTP tool ..."

    Does Dolphin support SSL / TLS?

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    Default Re: Dolphin and SSL / TLS

    Quote Originally Posted by SUSEtoad View Post
    I am trying to get (KDE) Dolphin to make an SFTP connection.

    The tech support of my WWW host company has asked , "Can you please confirm you have enabled "SSL/TLS" on your FTP tool ..."

    Does Dolphin support SSL / TLS?
    Well, I haven't looked at this closely before, but AFAIK you only need to specify "https" in your URI. You can also simply Google "dolphin sftp" to view the many hits describing this.
    I would find it very rare nowadays to encounter a networking app that doesn't support SSL/TLS, but only very recent versions will support current, patched and secure SSL/TLS.

    Make sure both your ISP and you are on the same page... Be aware that there is SFTP and FTPS, and each are very different. If one side is configuring one way and the other isn't doing the same, your connection won't work.

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    I'm expecting SFTP, using SSH encryption keys.

    To add to the confusion, I have read Dolphin examples both of using "sftp://" and "fish://".

    sftp://user@host.com

    fish://user@host.com

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    These are just different transmission protocols. Both sides must use the same.

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    It indeed appears that my WWW host and I were talking about different things. When I asked for clarification, they replied, "I believe it is better to use FTPS instead of SFTP."

    I personally don't care which; I just want a secure method of uploading files that works with my WWW tools.

    So, now that we're talking about FTPS instead of SFTP, does KDE Dolphin support it?

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    Default Re: Dolphin and SSL / TLS

    Quote Originally Posted by SUSEtoad View Post
    It indeed appears that my WWW host and I were talking about different things. When I asked for clarification, they replied, "I believe it is better to use FTPS instead of SFTP."

    I personally don't care which; I just want a secure method of uploading files that works with my WWW tools.

    So, now that we're talking about FTPS instead of SFTP, does KDE Dolphin support it?
    I haven't tested, but would say it's highly likely both should be supported.
    Just specify "sftp://" or "ftps://" in your URI and try to make your connection.

    Hmmm...
    Looking at my prior post I see that I specified "https://" at one time instead of one of one of the ftp but I think readers generally understood what I meant...

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