[Uri-review] Request for sftp URI scheme

Rick van Rein <rick@openfortress.nl> Wed, 26 September 2018 07:53 UTC

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This is a registration that seems to be long overdue (and we need it).

Confusion in implementations already seems to exist, at least I've once
seen the use of "ssh:" in a place where "sftp:" should have been used.
Looking at the spec of "ssh:" this is "like telnet" and so not menat for
file transfer, so I would like to propose "sftp:" based on the same
documentation as originally used for "ssh:" registration.

Scheme name:


Applications/protocols that use this scheme name:
     WinSCP,          https://winscp.net/eng/docs/session_url
     Konqueror / KIO, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVE84xgRrNE

     Plus, we intend to include it into ARPA2 Reservoir, to connect to
     remote object stores across realm boundaries, using standardised
     and secure URIs.  Proper authentication will be the starting point
     for refined access control, which can also allow remote users in.

     Rick van Rein <rick@openfortress.nl>

Change controller:
     Rick van Rein <rick@openfortress.nl>
     Architect for the InternetWide.org project.



Rick van Rein
OpenFortress / InternetWide / ARPA2