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Current Version: 1.2.0 (May 3, 2005) / 1.2.0 "Universal" (January 10, 2006)

Fugu is a graphical front end to the command line Secure File Transfer application (SFTP) built into Mac OS X. SFTP is similar to FTP, but unlike FTP, the entire session is encrypted, meaning no passwords are sent in cleartext form, and is thus much less vulnerable to third-party interception. Fugu allows you to take advantage of SFTP's security without having to sacrifice the ease of use found in a GUI. Features include:

  • Drag and drop upload and download of files.
  • Directory upload (not natively supported in SFTP).
  • Permissions, owner and group modification.
  • Directory histories.
  • Support for international characters, including Chinese and Japanese glyphs.
  • A Console, which may be used like a command line SFTP session.
  • Support for Public Key Authentication.
  • Support for connections to alternate ports.
  • Full Aqua interface.
  • SCP support.
  • Ability to create SSH Tunnels.
  • Keychain support.

Version 1.2.0 adds/changes the following from version 1.1.3, the previous release:

  • New: promised file drags (drag and drop from remote pane to Finder)
  • Update: additional FAQ entries
  • Fix: valid paths for alternative OpenSSH installations

See the changelog for more details.

User Reviews

"Very good product, terrific for tunneling but, most importantly, for using SFTP to securely connect to our university's distributed file system, where all students have file space (it's installed on all Mac OS X machines in all the public labs). No more passwords in the clear! Great interface, very Apple-like."
—Noah Abrahamson

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