Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm trying to get my Pelican blog working. It uses lftp to transfer the actual blog to ones server, but I always get an error:

mirror: Fatal error: Certificate verification: subjectAltName does not match ‘blogname.com’

I think lftp is checking the SSL and the quick setup of Pelican just forgot to include that I don't have SSL on my FTP.


This is the code in Pelican's Makefile:

ftp_upload: $(OUTPUTDIR)/index.html
lftp ftp://$(FTP_USER)@$(FTP_HOST) -e "mirror -R $(OUTPUTDIR) $(FTP_TARGET_DIR) ; quit"

which renders in terminal as:

    lftp ftp://username@blogname.com -e "mirror -R /Volumes/HD/Users/me/Test/output /myblog_directory ; quit"

What I managed so far is, denying the SSL check by changing the Makefile to:

lftp ftp://$(FTP_USER)@$(FTP_HOST) -e "set ftp:ssl-allow no" "mirror -R $(OUTPUTDIR) $(FTP_TARGET_DIR) ; quit"

Due to my incorrect implementation I get logged in correctly (lftp username@myblog.com:~>) but the one line feature doesn't work anymore and I have to enter the mirror command by hand:

mirror -R /Volumes/HD/Users/me/Test/output/ /myblog_directory

This works without an error and timeout. The question is how to do this with a one liner.


In addition I tried:

  • set ssl:verify-certificate/ftp.myblog.com no
  • This trick to disable certificate verification in lftp:

    $ cat ~/.lftp/rc set ssl:verify-certificate no

However, it seems there is no "rc" folder in my lftp directory - so this prompt has no chance to work.

share|improve this question

3 Answers 3

up vote 7 down vote accepted

From the manpage:

-c commands
Execute the given commands and exit. Commands can be separated with a semicolon, &&' or||'. Remember to quote the commands argument properly in the shell. This option must be used alone without other arguments.

So you want to specify the commands as a single argument, separated by semicolons:

lftp ftp://$(FTP_USER)@$(FTP_HOST) -e "set ftp:ssl-allow no; mirror -R $(OUTPUTDIR) $(FTP_TARGET_DIR) ; quit"

You can actually omit the quit command and use -c instead of -e.

share|improve this answer
    
That's great. Thanks a ton. I had hoped that someone who's more experienced than me would spot my failure instantly ( - I also tried your -c suggestion leaving out the quit, but this didn't work for me. I'm happy anyway). –  pattulus Jul 27 '12 at 21:14

I had a similar issue, though my lftp does have ssl support compiled in (Fedora RPM). ssl:verify-certificate false did the trick for me.

share|improve this answer

ssl:verfy-certificate false didn't work for me, I was getting a timeout error when "making data connection".

I followed these instruction by adding set ftp:ssl-allow false to my ~/.lftprc file.

share|improve this answer
    
Did you spell it right when you ran the command? ssl:verify-certificate false –  Malcolm Murdoch Oct 31 at 10:34

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.