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Old 09-28-2004, 02:10 PM   #1
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How to set up sftp server.

Hi all, I am just getting my feet wet and I haven't been able to find the info that I need and I'm getting confused on top of that so here goes. I need to set up an FTP server and I would like to use SFTP. I understand the clients would have to use something like Winscp to connect to the ssh server in fedora. How do I set up the users in ssh ( /etc/ssh/users ?) How do I set up the folders for different users or does it just use the users home directory. I wish I could find a good how to on this subject that covers commands and everything. Most of the how to's are really vague. I need this to be fairly secure. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Old 09-28-2004, 02:55 PM   #2
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If your running linux you probably already have openssh running.
try this ...
$ /etc/init.d/sshd status
sshd (pid 3904) is running...
For sftp-server (sftp) to work you need this line
# override default of no subsystems
Subsystem       sftp    /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server
to be in your /etc/ssh/sshd_config file.
Remember that FTP is not like SFTP at all. sftp just uses the users' home dirs. If you want your system to be secure I recommend getting a oriely book and checking out the home page.
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thanks, I got it up and running, now I have figure out how to chroot the users directories so they can only see what I want them to see. Any ideas on that. I have looked at one way but you may have a better one.

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with those searches i found this project, which seems promising:

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