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SSH/SFTP Communications in C#

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 13, 2010    Points: 0   Category :.NET Framework
I'm looking to get started implementing a SFTP handler in my application (.net 2.0) and so far I'm just not finding what I'm looking for. Seems like all the SSH/SFTP code and libraries out there are for the Linux crowd.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? Am I going to be making calls to a command-line SSH app, or is this something that's going to be doable with reasonable effort?

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