Originally posted by msound
have him setup a password protected directory on his website that contains a page that will allow him to upload pictures through http. that will keep all of your backdoor services (ssh, telnet, ftp) secure, and itll be an easy way for him to add new content to his site from any computer with internet access.
you should be able to find a cool file upload script at hotscripts.com. of course this is all assuming he has php/apache installed on his server.
Don't all the secure protocols like password authentication in apache run from the same secure subsytems? They call all works through OpenSSL. To authenticate to a web server will require a certificate and since it will be self-signed it becomes problematic.
The other problem I have is that although my ISP says I have a static IP adress. I know that it is a dhcp assigned one and only a hard-ware ethernet address. Reverse look-ups don't work! I have no idea what will happen when I try to configure a mail server on this machine.
I still may end up useing apache/php though I think he wants more control over his machine than that would allow.