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100% managed .NET code with no external dependencies #

  • Rebex File Server is written in 100% managed C# code.
  • No external dependencies. It only needs .NET Framework.
  • No open source code used.
  • Fully CLS-compliant.
  • Supports any .NET language (C#, VB.NET, C++/CLI, etc.)
  • Platform-independent code. Same assemblies for both 32-bit and 64-bit applications.

Please note that support for virtual file systems is only available for .NET 4.0 or higher. It is not available for .NET 2.0/3.0/3.5.

.NET Framework on Windows #

Rebex File Server supports the following .NET Framework platforms:

  • .NET Framework 4.8
  • .NET Framework 4.7.x
  • .NET Framework 4.6.x
  • .NET Framework 4.5.x
  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • .NET Framework 3.5
  • .NET Framework 3.0
  • .NET Framework 2.0
  • Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions (same DLLs)

Supported IDE versions:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2019
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

Supported Windows versions:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7

Rebex File Server is known to work on Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 and Windows Server 2003 R2. However, these platforms already reached end-of-life, which means we cannot guarantee any kind of support for Rebex File Server on these operating systems.

.NET Core #

Rebex File Server supports .NET Core platform.

Supported frameworks:

  • .NET Core 1.1
  • .NET Core 2.1
  • .NET Core 2.2

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 (SP1 and higher)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 and higher)
  • Linux (64-bit)
  • macOS (64-bit)

.NET Standard #

Rebex File Server supports .NET Standard 1.5/2.0 on .NET Core 1.1, 2.1 and 2.2. Support for .NET Standard 2.0 on Universal Windows Platform (build 16299 or higher) and Xamarin.Mac (version 3.8 or higher) is experimental.

Mono on Linux #

Rebex File Server supports Mono 4.x/5.x on Linux and Apple macOS (OS X).

.NET Compact Framework on handhelds and mobiles #

Rebex File Server supports Microsoft legacy handheld and mobile platforms.

Supported frameworks:

  • .NET Compact Framework 3.5
  • .NET Compact Framework 3.9

Supported mobile operating systems:

  • Windows CE 5.0, 6.x
  • Pocket PC
  • Windows Mobile
  • Windows Embedded Compact 7
  • Windows Embedded Compact 2013

Supported IDE versions:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

Please note that support for virtual file systems is not available on .NET Compact Framework.

Xamarin.iOS #

  • Visual Studio with Xamarin.iOS 10.3 or later
  • iOS 10 or later

Xamarin.Android #

  • Visual Studio with Xamarin.Android 8.0 or later

Xamarin.Mac #

Rebex File Server features experimental support for Xamarin.Mac 3.8 or later via .NET Standard 2.0.

Universal Windows Platform #

Rebex File Server features experimental support for Universal Windows Platform (UWP/UAP) applications on Windows 10 via .NET Standard 2.0.

Supported platforms:

  • Windows 10 (version 1709 or higher)
  • Windows 10 IoT (version 1709 or higher)

In order to use Rebex File Server on these platforms, make sure to specify at least Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (10.0; Build 16299) in your Universal Windows project.

Legacy platform support #

For details of legacy platforms support see the following articles:

Internet RFC specifications #

Rebex File Server supports SSH2 protocol and implements the following specifications:

SSH1 is not supported - it is no longer considered secure and has been considered deprecated more than 15 years ago.

Please note that some non-essential features might not be supported. Let us know if you need to add anything.

SFTP version 3 and 4 #

Supported SFTP protocol versions:

  • SFTP protocol version 3.
  • SFTP protocol version 4, which adds:
    • Separate last access time and last modified time file attributes
    • String-based user and group file attributes
    • Mandatory UTF-8 charset
    • Newline extension (automated OS type detection)

FIPS 140-2 mode #

Rebex File Server can operate in a FIPS 140-2 compliant mode. When enabled, only FIPS-approved cryptographic modules from MS CryptoAPI are used. FIPS mode is activated automatically when Windows is running in FIPS mode. To switch on the FIPS mode manually, set
Rebex.Security.Cryptography.CryptoHelper.UseFipsAlgorithmsOnly to true.

Cryptographic algorithms #

  • Diffie-Hellman key exchange
  • RSA
  • DSA (with support of non-standard key sizes of up to 4096 bits)
  • Tripple DES
  • ArcFour (compatible with RC4)
  • AES (Rijndael)
  • Blowfish
  • Twofish
  • CTR and CBC block cipher modes
  • SHA-1
  • SHA-2 (SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512)
  • MD5

Private key formats #

  • PKCS #8 keys
  • PuTTY .ppk keys
  • OpenSSH/OpenSSL (SSLeay) keys
  • Keys on smart cards
  • Certificate-based keys

Learn more about private keys in Rebex File Server.

Scripting platforms #

Rebex File Server is designed primary for use in .NET framework applications. However, it can be used in other scripting and hosting environments such as Microsoft PowerShell.

Following blogpost shows how to use Rebex SFTP in PowerShell. Usage of Rebex File Server is very similar - just use different assemblies.

Other technologies #

  • IPv4 and IPv6 support