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sFTP Commands in "raw" format

Posted: 06/16/2014 04:08:15
by ITSG (Standard support level)
Joined: 06/27/2013
Posts: 34

Hi there,

we are trying to understand what happens when the sFTP Client send commands to the server.

These are some commands, that the FileZilla Client knows:
CD, mkdir, put etc.

So when i send a CD Command, is there the plain Text "CD" that reaches the server or is there a Translation in SSH_FXP_OPENDIR(11) ?
This is info that i got from http://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-ietf-secsh-filexfer-13.txt

Any expierience on that kind of low level protocol commands ?
In my opinion, the client translates the CD to SSH_FXP_OPENDIR and sends its binary code 11.

Possible or complete b...hit ?

Posted: 06/16/2014 04:15:11
by Vsevolod Ievgiienko (Team)

Thank you for contacting us.

SFTP is a binary protocol, so FileZilla definitely translates textual commands into binary analogs like SSH_FXP_OPENDIR etc.
Posted: 06/16/2014 04:15:39
by Eugene Mayevski (Team)

1) SFTP is written exactly like this, not sFTP, because it's not related to FTP in any way. It's a protocol for accessing remote filesystems.

2) SFTP is a binary protocol which has no text commands. Filezilla doesn't know any commands. Moreover, SFTP doesn't have commands like CD or PUT - these are FTP commands only and filezilla kind of emulates them.

Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski



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