[development] Drupal FTP

Rob Thorne rob at torenware.com
Sat Jun 23 08:46:10 UTC 2007

Most likely not.  From what I read from Aaron's link, the code is just 
wrapping PHP's native FTP extensions.  These extensions do not support 
SFTP, so I'd be surprised if Aaron's module supports it either.


Matthew Farina wrote:
> Does this handle sftp as well as ftp?
> On Jun 22, 2007, at 5:13 PM, Aaron Winborn wrote:
>> I just started a project for Drupal FTP 
>> -- http://drupal.org/project/drupal_ftp -- I didn't see any support 
>> for FTP, and needed an engine.
>> This is still in development, but works -- the module is currently 
>> just a proof of concept. It's largely the my_ftp wrapper drupalized 
>> (removing the dependency for a class, currently using a global 
>> variable instead, but that needs more thought). I still need to 
>> finish creating the proper drupal hooks and admin settings, and plan 
>> to create an API for it.
>> I want some feed back for how this might be used. Besides the obvious 
>> back-end browsing functionality, I envision it could also be used for 
>> inline file modification. I've heard talk of using something like 
>> this for automatic module installation as well. Also, it could 
>> possibly be integrated with FileAPI for remote server file storage.
>> I'd love to hear any ideas, comments, or criticisms people have. Or 
>> if it's already duplicating work in progress, this would be a good 
>> time for me to know about it. 
>> This is very early in development, so it could go in any of many 
>> directions.
>> Thanks,
>> Aaron
>> >From the project page:
>> This is just an engine right now, and an FTP browser. Not sure where 
>> I'm going with this, but there wasn't anything giving an FTP 
>> interface in Drupal that I could find, so here's a start. Currently, 
>> it hard-codes the ftp u/p info, and defaults to ftp.drupal.org, just 
>> to give you the point.
>> This is an extensive remodification of the my_ftp class 
>> at http://www.devarticles.com/c/a/PHP/My-FTP-Wrapper-Class-for-PHP/
>> Possible uses:
>>     * ftp browsing
>>     * automatic module/theme installation
>>     * inline file modification

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