Provided by: pandorafms-agent_4.1-1_all bug


       tentacle_client - a client file transfer protocol


       tentacle_client  <options> Tentacle is a client/server file transfer protocol that aims to

       -   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 mechanisms like .netrc, interactive
       logins and SSH keys to X.509 certificates.  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 included).

       You can download  it  and  get  more  information  at  the  official  Sourceforge  website


       Tentacle Client options :
              -a address : Server address (default
              -c : Enable SSL without a client certificate.
              -e cert : OpenSSL certificate file. Enables SSL.
              -f ca : Verify that the peer certificate is signed by a ca.
              -g : Get files from the server.
              -h : Show help.
              -k key : OpenSSL private key file.
              -p port : Server port (default 41121).
              -q : Quiet. Do now print error messages.
              -r number : Number of retries for network operations (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.


       tentacle_client -a -v /bin/bash
              Simple file transfer with maximum file size set to 1MB

       tentacle_client -a -x password -v /bin/bash
              Simple file transfer with password authentication (not secure)

       tentacle_client -a -x password -e cert.pem -k key.pem -v /bin/bash
              Secure file transfer with client certificate and password authentication


       Tentacle requires Perl 5.8 or higher to works


       tentacle_server(1), pandora_server(1), pandora_agent(1)