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Old 05-11-2008, 09:28 PM   #1
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a good, easy, secure, FTP server program for Fedora 7


I have a Fedora Server running in my home. it's stable and I seldom have to access it except when I do system updates so I don't want to change that. but now I am looking at setting up a FTP so that I can share certain files with family, mainly Pics and video files of the kids. I have a Linksys BFSR41 Router and a static IP from my cable provider. (and yes it is a static IP address) I have heard that the vsftp daemon was not the most secure to use and should be avoided if possible, with that what is the best to use. I want to make it a closed server so that anybody who wants on will need a user name and password but I don't want to give a login into my Linux OS iiself. In other words just access to the FTP director and not to the rest of the system. also a GUI control in KDE is a must I don't like command line controlling I like ease of use. Does anything like that exsist or am I just looking at a pipe dream.


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Old 05-12-2008, 03:36 AM   #2
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A service is only as secure as the configuration. vsftpd is, as the name goes, a "very secure ftp daemon", and if configured right, is great. that or proftpd will sort you out fine. as for accounts, you'd just use a normal login account, but set the login shell to /bin/false or /bin/nologin to stop interactive sessions.
 
Old 05-12-2008, 04:17 AM   #3
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I suggest webmin to ease configuring your FTP service if you do not like CLI.

Fedora does not make command line easy. I suggest Slackware or Gentoo.

If you compare the security of both vsftpd and proftpd, vsftpd is more secure. IMHO, vsftpd is easier to setup than proftpd.

What acid_kewpie have stated, security of the server depends how well the user knows the settings of the service(s).
 
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Fedora does not make command line easy. I suggest Slackware or Gentoo.
erm... pardon???? How on earth would a new / casual user possibly find an "elitist" distro better than a developer distro like Fedora? sure Fedora isn't the best choice in this instance, but a vast amount better in the circumstances than those two...

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Old 05-12-2008, 09:39 AM   #5
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will look at it

I will look at it this week thanks.

As for the last post to be honest when I got into Linux I was a windows NT server and windows 2000 and I had nothing but problems with getting hacked (no suprise) an decided to try Linux. initial tries with different flavors of Linux and I had all sorts of problems just installing, problems configuring Net drivers and such. Then I tried RedHat, and inital gave up on it and went back to windows. (stupid of Me) tried another version of Redhat and then discoverd Fedora. It was hard at first to setup but it soon became easier and easier. I setup a FC7 server and since then it has not failed me for inhouse server use. I have Fedora 9 installed as a dual boot on my laptop and I had no problem with the wireless setup it works without having to go throught hoops of command lines just to set it up. Sometimes you try something and get nowhere and sometimes you do. I think it all comes down to tried it and found yhat I liked it.
 
  


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