Opens an Secure SSL-FTP connection
(PHP 4 >= 4.3.0, PHP 5)
Example 750. ftp_ssl_connect() example
Code Examples / Notes » ftp_ssl_connect
Since ftp_ssl_connect() requires SSL compiled into PHP, Windows users will need to compile their own PHP this way or download it from another source. Here's one such (and trusted) source:
Just remember: SSL FTP != SFTP
Differences: an SSL FTP connects on port 990, and you need an ftp server which will support this (seems like none in the SuSE linux distribution do). Even if you get this function to work, and it connects ok to a normal FTP server on port 21, data WILL NOT BE ENCRYPTED. If you don't believe me, go sniff it yourself!
I wasted a lot of time trying to get FTP over SSL/TLS working in PHP on Windows OS (with precompiled SSL PHP-packages etc.). However, it never worked for me.
I'm happy I found a nice solution now:
using "MovieIt Freely", a commandline FTP-Client, freeware at http://www.standardnetworks.com.
A nice tool that worked on all SSL/TLS-enabled FTP-Server for me.
Its easy to get it to interact with PHP:
a) Create a temporary batch-txt-file and therein write all your commands to be performed
b) then launch the program with exec() or backticks, let MovieIt read the batch-txt-file and forward/write down the log/results in a temporary results-txt-file
c) Finally read the log/results-txt-file
Check the manual for details.
Hope it helps. Cheers!
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For those of you that see this for the first time and might be discouraged from having to compile PHP, please take a look at this page: http://www.deciacco.com/blog/archives/124