Jump to content

Sftp vs dedicated circuit.


Recommended Posts

I know I am in left field. I am wondering about this because I some accts i service use billing software. Right now they use dialup or T1. The current software is buggy it hangs on dialup and they have to resubmit. I spend hours troubleshooting. If it is setup right with sftp I think it will work better. What do you think. As it stands it does not work with a phone line on a cable modem "digital voice". It is spotty over the line connected to dsl. This is a type of edi software.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sounds more like shitty connections rather than protocol issues. Unless the app uses UDP over that connection (which would've been a monumentously poor design choice) the packets simply aren't flowing. Using SFTP only results in additional overhead because of the included encryption (which isn't part of your problem description) so more/bigger packets that will have just as hard a time to get to their destination. Plus, SFTP only transfers files. I get the impression that your billing app requires some sort of data entry rather than just 'plunk that file there and move on'. If my impression is correct, you want a secure tunnel for the data transfer. In the case of UDP that might help since I believe secure tunnels are TCP regardless what you tunnel over them. Do note that if you try to do this using SSH, you're essentially granting your accounts a valid user account on your entry point, which might require a bit of scrutiny on that machine. Clamp it down a notch or two to make sure no bright spark gets any ideas.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...