[ALUG] FTP servers with remote admin tools

Laurie Brown laurie at brownowl.com
Fri Jan 29 14:33:36 GMT 2016


On 29/01/16 14:07, steve-ALUG at hst.me.uk wrote:

[SNIP]

> Secondly, do you REALLY want an FTP server?  FTP can't transfer files
> securely, and can't do user accounts/logins securely so it's only really
> useful (AIUI) for situations where little or no security is acceptible,
> e.g. downloads of the latest version of Ubuntu with no password or
> username required.
> 
> SFTP is better (secure FTP), but to be secure, I think most people would
> use SCP (Secure CoPy -= cp via SSH (Secure SHell))
> 
> I have vsftp installed.  Very Secure File Transfer Protocol.  It can do
> FTP, or SFTP( I think).

As I host clients' web sites and data, I am obliged to provide ftp for
them. I also use vsftpd which is as secure as ftp ever will be, I think.
With fail2ban, it's reasonably secure and I don't fret overmuch.

Cheers, Laurie.
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