[Techtalk] sharing files - ssh and ftp
kim_dang1 at yahoo.com
Sat May 3 21:47:50 EST 2003
thank you for all your suggestions. Yes, I can set up
the ftp server on the actual server that is directly
connected to the DSL and not behind the firewall so it
shouldnt be extra complicated. and i will look into
the SSL thing.
--- Rasjid Wilcox <rasjidw at openminddev.net> wrote:
> So what you want is that users are unable to
> (easily) discover the names of
> other users on the system. For what you want, my
> SFTP solution will not
> work, since users can still traverse up into /home
> and see the names of other
> I suspect that this is very hard if you are giving
> someone shell access, but
> should be possible if you are just giving FTP
> access. So, I would agree with
> Maria, you are really after a ftp-server, and having
> spent a little time
> configuring proftpd, I would recommend it as being
> easy to configure. I
> believe it also seen as fairly secure whilst still
> maintaining flexability.
> The proftpd site has lots of good info, including a
> doc on configuring FTP
> over SSH.
> The key question is whether your ftp server is
> behind a firewall doing NAT or
> has a public IP address.
> From a quick look at the docs, if your server has
> its own public IP address,
> then you should be able to set up SSL/TLS support
> with proftpd. I think it
> gets much harder if your ftp server is behind a NAT
> firewall. In this case,
> you may need an ftp proxy, but ftp proxies that
> support ssl/tls seem to be a
> bit thin on the ground.
> A good place to start of the whole SSL/TLS for FTP
> thing is
> Also see
> I spent quite a lot of time looking at all this a
> few years ago, and came up
> with a SSH / Ftp Proxy / FTP server solution.
> However it is a little complex
> for the average user, and due to limitations in
> Putty was somewhat unstable
> on Windows. The whole TLS FTP thing seems to have
> progressed somewhat since
> then, and is probably the way to go, but I can send
> you details (offlist) of
> what I did if you like.
> Rasjid Wilcox
> Canberra, Australia UTC + 10
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