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TENTACLE_SERVER(1)	 Server	file transfer protocol	    TENTACLE_SERVER(1)

NAME
       tentacle_server - a server file transfer	protocol

SYNOPSIS
       tentacle_server <options>

DESCRIPTION
       Tentacle	is a client/server file	transfer protocol that aims to be:

       -   Executable programs or shell	commands
       -   System calls	(functions provided by the kernel)
       -   Library calls (functions within program libraries)

       Tentacle	was created to replace more complex tools like SCP and FTP for
       simple file transfer/retrieval, and switch from	authentication	mecha-
       nisms  like  .netrc,  interactive logins	and SSH	keys to	X.509 certifi-
       cates. Simple password authentication over a SSL	secured	connection  is
       supported too.

       The  client and server (TCP port	41121) are designed to be run from the
       command line or called from a shell script, and no configuration	 files
       are needed.

       Tentacle	 is  now  the default file transfer method for Pandora FMS and
       Babel Enterprise.

       Tentacle	is implemented in Perl	and  ANSI  C  (Windows	platforms  in-
       cluded).

       You  can	 download  it and get more information at the official Source-
       forge website http://tentacled.sourceforge.net/.

OPTIONS
       Tentacle	Server options :
	      -a ip_address : Address to listen	on (default 0.0.0.0).
	      -c number	: Maximum number of simultaneous connections  (default
	      10).
	      -d : Run as daemon.
	      -e cert :	OpenSSL	certificate file. Enables SSL.
	      -f ca_cert : Verify that the peer	certificate is signed by a ca.
	      -h : Show	help.
	      -i : Filters.
	      -k key : OpenSSL private key file.
	      -m size :	Maximum	file size in bytes (default 2000000b).
	      -o : Enable file overwrite.
	      -p port :	Port to	listen on (default 41121).
	      -q : Quiet. Do now print error messages.
	      -r number	: Number of retries for	network	opertions (default 3).
	      -t  time	:  Time-out for	network	operations in seconds (default
	      1s).
	      -v : Be verbose.
	      -w : Prompt for OpenSSL private key password.
	      -x pwd : Server password.

EXAMPLES
       tentacle_server -m 1048576 -s /tmp -v
	      Simple file transfer with	maximum	file size set to 1MB

       tentacle_server -x password -s /tmp -v
	      Simple file transfer with	password authentication	(not secure)

       tentacle_server -x password -e cert.pem -k key.pem -f cac-
       ert.pem -w -s /tmp -v
	      Secure  file  transfer  with client certificate and password au-
	      thentication

       NOTES  Tentacle requires	Perl 5.8 or higher to works

SEE ALSO
       tentacle_client(1), pandora_server(1), pandora_agent(1)

0.2.0				  2010-05-11		    TENTACLE_SERVER(1)

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