One of my recent project works is to integrate our CRM solution with a few data sources from different vendors, which requires me to develop an ETL component to download incremental update files from SFTP sites before processing them in our CRM application.
Since there is no support of SFTP in .NET framework itself, I have to look for alternative solution, so I ended up with the open source library called SharpSSH, which is pretty promising.
I was very happy that it worked with my first try on my local development VPC image which is on Windows Server 2003, 32-bit edition. But as soon as I promoted my ETL component to our UAT environment which is on Windows Server 2008 R2 (of course, 64-bit system), I ran into a "Bad Data" error when my component was trying to make connection to the SFTP site.
I did a little Google search, and found the solution here. I followed snowcoder's instructions, made a bunch of changes, and recompiled the library. Then everything worked for me on the 64-bit system.
Here are the download links, I hope that they could save you some time if you ever need this component (There were some errors in snowcode's original code he pasted there probably due to HTML formatting issue):
SharpSSH-126.96.36.199 Library (DLLs only)
SharpSSH-188.8.131.52 Source Code
[DISCLAIMER] I am by no means an expert on hardcore networking or cryptology programming (I have no intention to become one either at this moment), I am posting the recompiled library just for your convenience. All credit goes to Tamir Gal, snowcoder, and Mono Project. The license should stay as whatever it is originally.
[Further Note - Updated December 2011] There is another open source library in the community called SSH.NET, which you might want to check out. The library has got support for .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, Windows Phone, Silverlight respectively. It looks very promising, and it has been actively maintained by the author.
Hope this helps!
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