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Old 08-02-2005, 10:10 AM   #1
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setting up remote or sftp access

I have setup an https (ssl) website on my apache server on fedora core 1. It is working fine. However I will like to be able to upload and download files from the server remotely but securely. Do you know where I can find step by step instructions on how to do this. I will like to restrict the remote access via my mac address since I am on dsl at home and the ip setup is dynamic. Well, I just want to know the best way to do this.

Old 08-02-2005, 12:02 PM   #2
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There is nothing difficult in setting up a SSH server. I'm responding because you want to secure it on MAC address. It would be a less-than-minute hack. Allow login for only one user (and restrict su only to that user), not based on a dictionary word with a strong password and you are fairly safe. Additionally you can restrict access to the IP range your DSL is in, but this is really not essential.

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Old 08-02-2005, 03:12 PM   #3
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Use scp of sftp to move your files safely.

scp user@address:/home/directory
sftp address


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