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    FTP server

    I am on a UNI network and rather than pissing around trying to get samba shares working I would like to set up an FTP server. What software do I need for this?
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    Re:FTP server

    Try ProFTPd. It's the best ( and the most secure AFAIK ) and easy to set it up. Last time I installed it, all I need is compile and it works out of the box. All you need is that to get your FTP server working.

    http://www.proftpd.net

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    Re:FTP server

    Thank you sir. Gonna try that now

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    Re:FTP server

    Not to sound like the newfound resident SSH nazi, but sftp may be more secure. And since you will be giving access to more than likely just friends, and win32 users can be told then about putty and psftp for winders. Its the way I make people grab shit off of my box. SSH has a bit better security than FTP, despite the recent problems @ openbsd.org.

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    Re:FTP server

    Most of the people who will find out about my FTP will be friends, and I will give them login accounts. I will not allow anonymous access, so will that be secure enough?

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    Re:FTP server

    login/password will still be transmitted as clear text..
    ssh/sftp will use encryption even for login.

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    Re:FTP server

    What would people need to get to access my box?

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    Re:FTP server

    [quote author=CP link=board=4;threadid=4447;start=0#44452 date=1028414788]
    What would people need to get to access my box?
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    You mean, what would they have to go through, in order to gain access to your box?
    They would need to sniff one of your ftp users packages, while they log in.

    If you are going with FTP, I would deffinently use Proftpd, and chroot the users to their $HOME, and disable anonymous login, thats just about what you can do, to secure your ftp.

    CHROOT user in Proftpd:
    DefaultRoot ~

    Disable anonymous login:
    Remove any <Anonymous> setting in proftpd.conf

    Check: http://www.proftpd.org/docs/faq/linked/faq-ch5.html for more configuration info.

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    Re:FTP server

    Thanks for the help
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    Re:FTP server

    If people are just downloading stuff off, FTP is fine.

    One disadvantage of running SSH and transfering files is that it's slow as hell. I can easily download 200 MB file in just a few minutes over my LAN but using SCP will take more than 20 minutes.

    It just depends on what you need to do ..... Sometime, security is designed towards what you needed to do and how tolerate for your inconvenience.

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