Freeware Gems for Mac OS X
Subject:   Fugu shouldn't do plain FTP
Date:   2003-05-02 09:19:12
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Fugu doesn't do plain FTP

Fugu *shouldn't* do plain old FTP, because FTP sends your password in clear text for anyone to capture and potentially use in malicious ways.

I love the fact that Fugu doesn't support the unsecure FTP protocol. That way I never have to worry whether it's connecting via FTP instead of SFTP, which is a concern I've had with a number of other clients.

If your hosting provider doesn't support SSH/SFTP, then you really should consider finding another hosting provider that does (and there are many). Or convince your existing provider to get with the program and support SSH/SFTP.