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(Chilkat2-Python) FTP through SSH Tunnel with Dynamic Port Forwarding
Demonstrates how to start a background thread that runs a portable SSH tunnel w/ dynamic port forwarding that the foreground thread can be used for establishing FTP sessions through an SSH tunnel.
Note: Some developers may be accustomed to starting an stunnel.exe proxy from https://www.stunnel.org. The stunnel.exe is not necessary here. Chilkat's background thread fulfills the task of what the external stunnel.exe does. Therefore, your application is self-contained, meaning that it can run anywhere because the SSH tunnel proxy is built-in.
import sys import chilkat2 # Starting in v22.214.171.124, all Chilkat classes can be unlocked at once at the beginning of a program # by calling UnlockBundle. It requires a Bundle unlock code. chilkatGlob = chilkat2.Global() success = chilkatGlob.UnlockBundle("Anything for 30-day trial.") if (success != True): print(chilkatGlob.LastErrorText) sys.exit() # This example requires Chilkat version 126.96.36.199 or greater. tunnel = chilkat2.SshTunnel() sshHostname = "sftp.example.com" sshPort = 22 # Connect to an SSH server and establish the SSH tunnel: success = tunnel.Connect(sshHostname,sshPort) if (success != True): print(tunnel.LastErrorText) sys.exit() # Authenticate with the SSH server via a login/password # or with a public key. # This example demonstrates SSH password authentication. success = tunnel.AuthenticatePw("mySshLogin","mySshPassword") if (success != True): print(tunnel.LastErrorText) sys.exit() # Indicate that the background SSH tunnel thread will behave as a SOCKS proxy server # with dynamic port forwarding: tunnel.DynamicPortForwarding = True # We may optionally require that connecting clients authenticate with our SOCKS proxy server. # To do this, set an inbound username/password. Any connecting clients would be required to # use SOCKS5 with the correct username/password. # If no inbound username/password is set, then our SOCKS proxy server will accept both # SOCKS4 and SOCKS5 unauthenticated connections. tunnel.InboundSocksUsername = "chilkat123" tunnel.InboundSocksPassword = "password123" # Start the listen/accept thread to begin accepting SOCKS proxy client connections. # Listen on port 1080. success = tunnel.BeginAccepting(1080) if (success != True): print(tunnel.LastErrorText) sys.exit() # Now that a background thread is running a SOCKS proxy server that forwards connections # through an SSH tunnel, it is possible to use any Chilkat implemented protocol that is SOCKS capable, # such as HTTP, POP3, SMTP, IMAP, FTP, etc. The protocol may use SSL/TLS because the SSL/TLS # will be passed through the SSH tunnel to the end-destination. Also, any number of simultaneous # connections may be routed through the SSH tunnel. ftp = chilkat2.Ftp2() # Indicate that the HTTP object is to use our portable SOCKS proxy/SSH tunnel running in our background thread. ftp.SocksHostname = "localhost" # The SocksPort must equal the port passed to BeginAccepting above. ftp.SocksPort = 1080 ftp.SocksVersion = 5 # The SOCKS5 login/password set here must equal the InboundSocksUsername/Password set above. ftp.SocksUsername = "chilkat123" ftp.SocksPassword = "password123" # This is the actual FTP server domain or IP address, and the login/password for the user account on the destination FTP server. ftp.Hostname = "ftp.someFtpServer.com" ftp.Username = "myLogin" ftp.Password = "myPassword" ftp.AuthTls = True # Connect and login (via the SSH tunnel) to the FTP server. success = ftp.Connect() if (success != True): print(ftp.LastErrorText) sys.exit() # Change to the remote directory where the file is located. # This step is only necessary if the file is not in the root directory # for the FTP account. success = ftp.ChangeRemoteDir("junk") if (success != True): print(ftp.LastErrorText) sys.exit() localFilename = "c:/temp/hamlet.xml" remoteFilename = "hamlet.xml" # Download a file. (the data connection is also automatically established through the # SSH tunnel using dynamic port forwarding..) success = ftp.GetFile(remoteFilename,localFilename) if (success != True): print(ftp.LastErrorText) sys.exit() # The disconnect is disconnecting with the FTP server and closes the SSH tunnel. # The background tunnel thread is still running, and may be used for subsequent FTP connections, # or even connections for any other purpose, such as HTTP, IMAP, SMTP, POP3, etc. success = ftp.Disconnect() # When the app is finished with the tunnel, it can cleanup.. # Stop the background listen/accept thread: waitForThreadExit = True success = tunnel.StopAccepting(waitForThreadExit) if (success != True): print(tunnel.LastErrorText) sys.exit() # Close the SSH tunnel (would also kick any remaining connected clients). success = tunnel.CloseTunnel(waitForThreadExit) if (success != True): print(tunnel.LastErrorText) sys.exit()
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