I have recently ported several new or updated open-source packages to OpenVOS Release 17.0. They are now available on the VOS anonymous ftp site, at the following URL: ftp://ftp.stratus.com/pub/vos/posix/ga/v-series/v-series.html.
I have just uploaded a port of the GNU indent command to the VOS anonymous FTP site. This command adds or removes whitespace from a C program to make the appearance conform to a set of standards. Some GNU projects use it to ensure that their source code uses a consistent style. I ported this program as a demonstration [...]
Recently a number of VOS and OpenVOS customers have switched from using the standard ftp client (ftp.pm) to the secure ftp client (sftp.pm). There are two primary reasons for using sftp over ftp. First, sftp never sends the password in plaintext; it is always encrypted. Second, sftp encrypts the data during transmission. However, it seems that many [...]
Stratus has offered ports of open-source, POSIX-based software to its VOS customers for many years. When we first started offering these ports, most VOS customers were using Continuum (HP PA-RISC) systems. Stratus still has many customers on these systems, but we also have many customers on the newer V Series (Intel IA32) systems. I have [...]
In my last blog I talked about automating file transfers using FTP. There are three issues with using FTP. First, your password is sent across the network in clear text making it available to anyone with a protocol analyzer. Second, your data is also sent in clear text. Third, you have to record your password [...]