This was super easy to do. I installed Debian Etch Net Install C.D. When I got to the screen that asks if I want to install a Webserver, Desktop, Laptop, Fileserver etc. I ignore them all and choose the bare minimum system. It downloaded around 76 – 81 packages. I reboot eject the C.D. and I log into a nice terminal screen. I login in as “root” then run “aptitude update”, “aptitude upgrade” and “aptitude install vsftpd openssh-server”. I then opened port 22 on my router.
I used CuteFTP for Windows, it supports sftp protocol and I have not choosen a G.U.I. client for Linux yet. This was supper easy, disconnect the monitor reboot and all done. This took 15 minutes. Thanks Debian and all the great individual involved is such a great distro.