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Old 03-09-2010, 04:27 AM   #1
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How to setup sftp server.

Hi all,

I am using Ubuntu 9.10 to configure telecom equipments. The software downloading process to the equipment requires that my Ubuntu laptop should act as a SFTP server where the software bundle for the equipment is stored. The equipment act as a SFTP client and requests the software from the server. The equipment have SFTP client hardwired in its memory. The same process i did with windows and i used Putty and FreeFtpD and it worked. Now i want to move to Ubuntu as i want to show that it is better. I have installed OpenSSH server in my laptop and now i need to know few things that i could not find anywhere straight forword.

1)I am using a ubuntu live usb drive with persistancy. How do i set username and password for the client, that is how to create the account in OpenSSH server?

2)I need to keep the software for the equipment in a folder inside server, so that it can be transferred to client upon request. In windows I give the path of the folder to FreeFtpD server. How to do the same in OpenSSH server?

Setting up servers and clients in linux is completely new for me.
If this is done (as i know it can be but dont know how) then i can completely move from windows to Ubuntu environment. Please help me out.

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