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Old 07-19-2006, 05:53 AM   #1
dsids
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ftp over ssl or ftps://..


Hi,
Im trying to use ftp over ssl, that is, ftps. For that I installed an
rpm package of vsftpd and then made the following changes to
vsftpd.conf

ssl_enable=YES
allow_anon_ssl=NO
force_local_data_ssl=NO
force_local_logins_ssl=YES

ssl_tlsv1=YES
ssl_sslv2=NO
ssl_sslv3=NO

rsa_cert_file=/etc/pki/tls/certs/vsftpd.pem

..
1) Now when I use a ftp client like smartFTP from windows using the
option FTP over SSL explicit, It connects to the vsftpd server on my
linux box,
2) but when I type the url ftp://192.168.10.240 (IE or Firefox) of my
linux box, it asks me for the username and pass which I give..
3) after which it gives me an error that non anonymous sessions must
use encryption.

Im lost....Please advise where is the error..

I want that by typing
ftps://192.168.10.240
I should be able to trafer data securely..

Thank you
Danish
 
Old 07-19-2006, 07:16 AM   #2
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I would like to add that I created the certificate (pem file) and then stripped the certificate from all its text to keep only the -CERTIFICATE- section by doing...
#openssl x509 -in vsftpd.pem -out cacert.crt

I then scp'd the cacert.crt to a windows machine. Right clicked the cacert.crt on windows desktop and installed it using the wizard, but still I get the same error message..

login denied: non anonymous sessions must be encrypted...

Please advise

Thanks
Danish
 
Old 07-20-2006, 06:15 PM   #3
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I have never really setup ftps before so I can't really help you. However, why not use scp? For your clients, tell them to install winscp and then they're good to go.

-twantrd
 
Old 07-20-2006, 06:17 PM   #4
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I don't believe that IE and Firefox support ftps.
 
Old 07-20-2006, 11:49 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by twantrd
I have never really setup ftps before so I can't really help you. However, why not use scp? For your clients, tell them to install winscp and then they're good to go.

-twantrd
Installing ftp clients on each n every machine in the LAN can be a pain..especialy if the clients are just interested in accessing ftp through the url...

Matir...Ill have to check on the support n get back...


Thanks
Danish
 
  


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