Closed Bug 39714 Opened 24 years ago Closed 23 years ago

Add support for secure protocols SSH and SFTP


(Core Graveyard :: Security: UI, enhancement, P3)

1.0 Branch


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: mozilla, Assigned: ssaux)




(Keywords: helpwanted)

Mozilla should have support for secure protocols such as ssh and sftp.  Clicking

on ssh://unixbox should either open a terminal window with ssh or should be

implemented throught xmlterm.  Clicking sftp://server should work like the ftp

client currently does.  Basically we need some glue between ssl, xmlterm, and

Moving to m30 and assigning to Security: Crypto.
Component: Browser-General → Security: Crypto
Target Milestone: --- → M30
Reassigning to crypto owner.
Assignee: asadotzler → dougt
QA Contact: jelwell → junruh
related: handle "telnet" urls, bug 33282
Reassigning all https/cartman/security bugs to valeski.  He will be finding new 
owner(s).  This shift is so that I can focus on embedding issues.  If the new 
owner has questions that can not be resovled, I may be able to lend a (quick) 

over to valeski....
Assignee: dougt → valeski
robert-- welcome to necko!
Assignee: valeski → rjc
Assignee: rjc → nobody
Keywords: helpwanted
Target Milestone: M30 → Future
Blocks: 48444
sftp and ssh are not currently IANA-registered URL scheme names. Relevant 


Changing product from Browser:Security:Crypto --> PSM 2.0
Component: Security: Crypto → Client Library
Product: Browser → PSM
Target Milestone: Future → ---
Version: other → 2.0
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Mass assigning QA to ckritzer.
QA Contact: junruh → ckritzer
Marking wontfix. See - (last updated
2001 August 20)
Please open a new bug when and if ssh, sftp are IANA-registered URL scheme names.
Assignee: nobody → ssaux
QA Contact: ckritzer → junruh
Version: 2.0 → 2.1
Really marking WONTFIX as this seems to be forgotten by previous user.
Closed: 23 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
*** Bug 145324 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 158925 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 174417 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The most recent SFTP Internet-Draft (<>
appears to have expired on April 1, 2002. Anyone have any more recent documentation?
Summary: [RFE] Add support for secure protocols: ssh, sftp → Add support for secure protocols SSH and SFTP
Updated URL for assigned URI shemes:
this feature is all over the forums..
why is it getting ping ponged around
(In reply to comment #20)
> this feature is all over the forums..
> why is it getting ping ponged around

Probably, because nobody feels like implementing it?
Product: PSM → Core
The IETF secsh working group is still active, the current draft is . Anyway, I think this is a strawman argument, because the scp and sftp protocols have in practice been there for several years now; as more and more sites tighten their security, the need increases (in my opinion).

But I think it would just need someone to step up and do it... it surely would be a killer feature!
Blocks: 179456
Version: psm2.1 → 1.0 Branch
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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