On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 9:58 AM, Steinmetz, Paul <PSteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Most of our FTP to SFTP conversions have been done via SSH and keys, no passwords used.
Others that could not use keys, we use Expect 5.43 for PASE.

For this project, I'm leaning towards Expect 5.43 for PASE.

I think you've answered your question. It sounds like you already do
"SFTP without keys" via Expect. So why not keep doing that?

Are there other SFTP options/solutions?

Indeed there are. ;) Of course there is commercial software. If you
want to stick to free stuff, one option is iSeriesPython. I've used it
in exactly the situation you describe; i.e. superficially looks just
like FTP, with user and password to log in, but uses SFTP instead. I
have not tried IBM's official Python for PASE.

We've never used FTP RMTSYS(TEST) SECCNN(*SSL), this would require them sending us a cert, correct?

SFTP doesn't use SSL (or TLS), so the above command wouldn't work,
even with the appropriate certificates set up. The transfer protocol
which uses SSL/TLS is referred to as FTPS.

The same program or command is often used for both plain FTP and for
FTPS because FTPS *is* plain FTP, just over a connection secured by

In contrast, SFTP is its own SSH-based transmission protocol,
technically unrelated to plain FTP at all.

John Y.

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