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Old 03-10-2008, 03:56 PM   #1
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Is there a point to SSHD and VSFTPD if I only want SFTP?


For fun/convenience I am running SSHD and VSFTPD. Is this pointless?

I just read that I can connected via SFTP to SSHD. So do I really need to have an FTP server if I only want secure file transfers and want to explicitly disable unsecured connections?
 
Old 03-10-2008, 04:00 PM   #2
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well yes, vsftpd and sftp have nothing in common whatsoever, it's all down to ssh.
 
Old 03-10-2008, 11:31 PM   #3
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I'm running your setup as well. My reason is that it is quite easy to jail users to their homedirectory using VSFTPD while it's not so easy with SFTP.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 01:56 AM   #4
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According to the latest sshd_config(5) man page, there is indeed a ChrootDirectory option: http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.c...penBSD+Current

I'm running Ubuntu 7.10 and we don't have it though. Maybe it will be available with Hardy.
 
  


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