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Old 11-29-2004, 12:25 PM   #1
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Is ftp with the FC2 distro secure?


Is ftp with the FC2 distro secure, or do I need to get something new?

I've also tried gftp's gui which I downloaded, but I've had problems connecting with that.

I know the ssh is secure.

Also, any recommendations on ftp software?
 
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FTP is not secure because it transmits passwords in clear text no matter which distro.
 
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Any recommendations on secure ftp software?
 
Old 11-29-2004, 02:23 PM   #4
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I do not have any recommendations. I usually just use the command line app scp.
 
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Thanks for the scp tip.

With that lead I also found out about sftp. Do you have any pros and cons for either scp or sftp?
 
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sftp uses secure shell or ssh to handle file transferring requests. scp is the same as sftp.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 05:05 AM   #7
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Yeah sftp is the way to go especially since there is a Windows client out there as well:

WinSCP
 
  


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