Fix Central bulkFTPs option now supports SFTP as well as FTPS.
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This is an update to our previous blog from February: http
Can I use SFTP instead of FTPS?
Yes, as of June 2017, SFTP has been enabled for all bulkFTPS paths in FixCentral. Note: IBM employees may have problems using SFTP as the internal IBM network does not have the SFTP connections setup yet for these servers. But from outside IBM network SFTP is working. SFTP is FTP over SSH, while FTPS is FTP over TLS/SSL. They are two very different communication methods. At this time the IBM fix download servers are configured using FTPS and SFTP, but the instructions for each is different, and trying to document each can cause confusion.
Tips for AIX(SFTP) : example:
Tips for Filezilla(SFTP): (note: as of June 2017 SFTP is now enabled)
Defaults Choose the Protocol option of "SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol". Normal login type and enter User and Password. Also please be aware for IBMers inside of the IBM network, this is not enabled yet internally to IBM, hope to enable that soon.
To read more about SFTP and Fix Central please visit: http
The Fix Central Team
Dennis Heideman is an IT Architect for Electronic Support in Austin, TX. Dennis is currently the architect of the Electronic Fix Distribution system and Fix Central.
Keith Griffin is the Fix Central team lead. Keith is responsible for the design and implementation of Fix Central.