VanDyke ClientPack for Windows, UNIX, and Mac

The VanDyke ClientPack is a suite of command-line tools for securely automating file transfer, shell, and public-key administration tasks.

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VanDyke ClientPack for Windows, UNIX, and Mac

The VanDyke ClientPack is a suite of command-line tools for securely automating file transfer, shell, and public-key administration tasks. VRALib, a key component of the ClientPack, is a Windows COM API that enables custom scripting of SSH2 connections.

  • VRALib Com API

    VRALib COM API - for scripting SSH2 connections in COM and .NET environments.

  • vcp file transfer

    The vcp utility uses SCP-like syntax for secure file transfers from the command line. Options include logging as well as session parameters like authentication, ciphers, identity files, and host keys.

  • vsh shell utility

    The vsh utility uses a simple, scriptable command structure with access to options such as escape characters, port forwarding, and logging as well as session parameters like authentication, ciphers, identity files, and host keys.

  • vsftp interactive file transfer

    The vsftp utility provides command-line file transfer with access to interactive commands like cd, ls, get, put, move, mkdir, and rm. You can also use vsftp to change owners and permissions, specify behavior on errors, create symbolic links, and more. The latest version of vsftp supports recursively removing files and folders, and automatically reconnecting disconnected sessions.

The VanDyke ClientPack lets network managers deploy to other systems the same command-line automation tools of the VShell® server.

For network managers who are comfortable using the command line, the VanDyke ClientPack provides utilities* that can be used to include commands** in scripts, saving time on routine administration and configuration tasks, such as setting up new users, updating configurations, backing up files, and rotating logs.

The VanDyke ClientPack includes:

VRALib COM API (Windows only)

  • VRALib, a COM and .NET API provides the ability to script SSH2 connections. Supported operations include full control over SSH2 connections, sending a command to an SSH2 server and getting the output produced by the command, tunneling/port forwarding, file transfers using SFTP, remote file management, adding host keys to a host key database, and adding keys to the SSH2 authentication agent.

Secure command-line utilities suite

The VanDyke ClientPack command-line utilities allow you to automate routine administration and configuration tasks and secure file transfers and include:

  • vsftp, an interactive SFTP utility for quick, easy, file transfers
  • vsh, an interactive shell utility
  • vcp, a line-oriented file transfer utility
  • vkeygen, a public/private key generator utility
  • vpka, a tool for uploading keys to the VShell server

Key Benefits

Use the VRALib COM interface to perform remote execution, file transfer, and port forwarding tasks within your .NET application.

Scriptable command-line interfaces allow you to automate file transfer, shell, and public-key administration tasks with proven, open-standard security.

Create multi-platform automation solutions with consistent, repeatable results on Windows, UNIX, and Mac.

Employ the same trusted Secure Shell encryption libraries and authentication choices found in SecureCRT® and SecureFX®.

New for VanDyke ClientPack 8.1

New

vsh/vcp/vsftp: Added the ability to specify a password for keyboard-interactive authentication on the command line. This allows unattended jobs or file transfers when the remote server requires keyboard-interactive authentication.

vkeygen: The default key type is now RSA (ssh-rsa).

vsh: On Windows, added the ability to administratively disable SSH2 port forwarding (tunneling).

*The ClientPack utilities require an SSH2 service on which connections are established.
**The ClientPack sends commands, which are provided by the user.

VanDyke products are available for download and evaluation with a 30-day evaluation license. Evaluation software is fully functional and includes documentation.