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i think ftp is the way to go, it will be easier to configure and you are on a lan, and security shouldnt be a prob. don't forget after you install your ftp server to turn the service on under your services menu, and also enable incoming ftp through your firewall. post if you need any help, i run RH9 and it is dangerously similar to 9
I have not used RH 9.0 but I heard it comes with vsftpd. As for Redhat 7.3 and 8.0 it comes with wu-ftpd. However, if you trust everyone on your LAN then go ahead and setup a FTP server but if you DO NOT trust your LAN then I would go with something more secure like scp.
All you would need to set this up is to allow ssh logins to your machine and install winscp on your windows machine. Winscp is freeware. By doing this, whenever you scp something from your WIN box to your Linux box, all the data packets are encrypted. This is my setup at home.
1. After setting up your FTP server, yes you will be able to ftp from the internet other than just LAN. However, it depends on the network setup that you have at home. If you have a router, then you will need to add the IP address of that linux machine to your portforwarding rules in your router (default for FTP is port 21). Also depending if you are running iptables/ipchains or another firewall software on your linux machine you will have to open port 21 as well.
2. Have you checked if you have a wu-ftpd file in this path /etc/xinetd.d? You can also check it by typing this:
"rpm -qa wu-ftpd" (w/o the quotes)
If it spits out nothing then you are correct, you don't have wu-ftpd installed. You can install it from the cd's. I forgot the exact path but it's in the RPM folder. After you find the RPM folder, find the rpm that is wu-ftpd. Once you found it, type this: