RBrowser 4.6.6 for MacOS 10.7/10.8 has been released!
Easy-to-use FTP - SFTP/SSH Remote
Management, File Transfers and Folder Synchronization
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RBrowser feature summary:
Local-to-Local and Local-to-Remote (any protocol) and Remote-to-Local.
Automatic detection protocol capabilities on the
remote host - no need to know whether to use FTP, SFTP or SSH,
just leave it on "Auto" and let RBrowser figure out the best protocol
Definitely faster in all protocols and operations.
Protocol independent transfers -
remote-to-remote transfers between any hosts.
Intelligent combining of ssh/sftp for optimal
performance to get the best of the secure world - no longer
have to decide which protocol is better for file operations or
transfers.. RBrowser's intelligent sftp/ssh protocol layer picks the
optimal tool for the job for you automagically.
Remote Browser version 4 (RBrowser®)
provides access to
files on the local host as well as remote UNIX® systems with an
easy-to-use graphical interface. RBrowser provides secure File
transfers as well as Folder Sync that preserve HFS Metadata!
Who is RBrowser for? Anybody who has accounts on remote UNIX
of whatever flavor, or on any host that has an FTP server. Working on
documents, managing files over the network can be fairly painful,
especially for those who are not experts in the cryptic UNIX shell
commands. If you work on remote systems or have to move files back and
forth often, RBrowser can make your life a lot easier. RBrowser
an easy way to manage and edit your HTML pages on the directly on the
remote WEB host. RBrowser provides connectivity with FTP and SFTP. Maintain
your web pages and sync the changes with a single click! Backup
your important files using the Folder Sync Engine in RBrowser!
- RBrowser is a full featured free graphic FTP-SFTP client.
RBrowser allows the user to manage/browse files on the remote host with
an easy-to-use graphic interface. File management includes move, copy,
duplicate, compress, delete,set permissions, make links, etc...
- Remote Editing, Folder Synchronization.
- Entire file trees can be moved between local and remote
between remote hosts by simple drag & drop.
- Remote-to-Remote File Transfers between any hosts,
regardless of protocol
- Run Any number of operations simultaneously.
Why is RBrowser better than other SFTP clients?
Here is what other SFTP clients do: simply connect to an SFTP server
and use whatever is available
under that protocol. However SFTP has serious limitations:
RBrowser combines all the secure tools available on both the local and
the remote system.
The SFTP, SSH , PAX , the Bourne Shell, and SCP clients are all part
of OSX. Other UNIX systems do not have pax but have the rest. Each
have their strong points
and their limitations as well. SFTP is better for file transfers
because unlike scp it can
hold a continuous connection and create links. Ditto is used if both
hosts are macs, so fork data
is preserved during file transfers. SSH is used for file operations on
the remote hosts, since SFTP has
major limitations: for example it cannot make a copy of a file from on
folder to another on the remote
host! Also, SFTP does everything file-by-file, which takes a long time
if it operates on a big file system.
ssh, using a remote shell can do recursive file operations like rm,
chmod very fast. Direct remote-to-remote operations require SCP.
RBrowser automatically selects the best available tool for the job, so
you do not even have to think about it!
- No metadata: SFTP is not Fork/Finder info aware
- No Recursive commands: SFTP does everything file-by-file,
which takes a long time if it operates on a big file system.
- No Direct Remote-to-Remote transfer
- Cannot reach hosts behind a firewall
- Cannot copy files between folders on the remote host, so
file management is problematic.
- Cannot transfer files directly between two remote hosts.