How to get Tunnelier working with your software
You'll need to download Tunnelier and have at least one application that uses FTP in some fashion. I wrote up something for two programs PicPick and Freecommander but most other software will work the same way.
- Get Tunnelier up and click the "Services" tab and check "Enabled" next to the "FTP-to-SFTP bridge."
- Click on the "Login" tab
- If you have a normal account (like most people), you'll set "initial method" to "password" and just type in your username and password. I check the "store encrypted password in profile" so I don't have to remember my password everytime.
- Click "Login" at the bottom and the status window just above it should show lots of info but most importantly an "Authentication Completed" message.
- Then get your other program that supports regular FTP started. Just enter in "127.0.0.1" and type anything in for the login information ("anonymous" works fine). From there, it will forward it securely to the server Tuneleir logged into.
Setting this up with two popular programs:FreeCommander
surf SFTP servers like you would your home computer
- Select "FTP" button from the menu bar.
- Double-click "New FTP Connection"
- Type "localhost" for both the name and host address
- Check the "anonymous login" button
- Select "ok"
- Double click localhost and just click "ok" at the box that pops up.
's FTP uploader
- Right click the task bar icon and hold your cursor over "Screen Capture", then "Output Type", then click "Upload to FTP Server"
- Again, right click the task bar icon, but this time select "Program Options" and select "FTP" in the sidebar.
- For "FTP Server" enter "localhost" (or "127.0.0.1") and enter absolutely anything for username.
- Make sure the port is set to "21"
- Click "test". If you get a "connection established" message, you're all set.
If anyone asks, I'll write up a more complete howto with screenshots and everything.
More on this process is on the official website
. Note also that PuTTy can do tunneling
, although I have not tested this.
Some side notes:
Tunnelier is an excellent security tool, easy to use, and I encourage everyone here to check it out. This has the potential to make a LOT of other software portable work better through high security.
* BitVise developed the software and has done a lot of stuff with SFTP for a while now so this isn't some fly-by-night company