We have quite a lot of scripts that are used to upload and download files with a vendor on the Internet using the Windows supplied
ftp.exe. This is proxied via SideWinder and is FTP out to the vendor, however they support SFTP.
We make use of
ftp -s:filename which Specifies a text file containing FTP commands; the commands will automatically run after FTP starts.
ftp -n -s:dir\filename.ftp proxy.example.com
What we would like to do is tunnel this over the Windows supplied
ssh.exe so that we can eliminate the SideWinder proxy and continue to use the existing
filename files for the FTP commands.
Is this possible using the Windows supplied
ftp.exe and what would be the configuration?
I do know that there are SFTP programs out there for free. We're trying accomplish this with minimal changes to the existing system. Hopefully it is as simple as an SSH connection in the script prior to the FTP connection and operations.