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Old 07-10-2004, 10:15 AM   #1
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Setting up an FTP server


Hi, I'm using Fedora Core 2, and I want to run an FTP server on it. Can anyone tell me where I can find detailed instructions on how to do this. Also the server needs to use SSL.

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Old 07-10-2004, 10:42 AM   #2
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latest vsftpd (2.01) has ssl support.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 05:41 PM   #3
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Here is a link to the RHEL ftp documentation:
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/e...p-servers.html
 
Old 07-11-2004, 12:26 AM   #4
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Personally I use the sshd that is already running on your box and use sftp. It's an ssl ftp session and it uses my ssh keys.

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Old 07-11-2004, 07:05 AM   #5
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Secure file transfers

Does vsftpd support secure file transfers or does it use SSL only for logins?
 
Old 07-11-2004, 07:22 AM   #6
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The current release of vsftpd supports TLS/SSL. You can visit their website and download the latest source/rpms.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 08:35 AM   #7
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Ciphers

Thanks everyone for all the information, but I have one more question.
I set up vsftpd and it is working, but I created a self signed 512bit RSA private key. But when connecting to the server 168bit DES is used. How can I make sure that it uses 512bit encryption?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 04:23 PM   #8
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Clearing stuff up

ssh has sftp as a sub-daemon and it works very well. This is DIFFERENT from ftp over SSL which is abbreviated 'ftps' as oppossed to 'sftp'. Heh. Different ports, different protocol. Unless you are overly concerned with packet sniffing (which on your private network shouldnt be an issue at all) I would just run the basic ftp.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 03:50 AM   #9
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SFTP

How do I set up sftp, I already have a running ssh daemon.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 04:04 AM   #10
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You don't have to do much

sftp <remote ip>
 
Old 07-13-2004, 07:24 AM   #11
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yep

exact syntax is:

sftp username@hostname

where hostname can be IP or DNS address
 
  


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