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Old 06-06-2003, 11:41 AM   #1
josephswagner
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Question automated FTP backup


I want to set up a machine to perform daily backups of some servers over FTP. I plan on using wget at this point.
But, what I was wondering is how I can create a script to automate this process without having to store the FTP password in plain text. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-06-2003, 11:43 AM   #2
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Just a thought: if you make the script only readable to root,
only you will be able to read the plain text passwd
 
Old 06-06-2003, 04:42 PM   #3
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use scp instead - u can set this up to do remote and secure passwordless file transfer. this will work like ftp BUT via secure shell access.

then make a crontable entry for the command if u want.

Check the link below for some tips:

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/article...icle-6517.html
 
  


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