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Old 02-13-2014, 12:42 AM   #1
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Cool Linux FTP software


hello guys, is there an ftp server software in Linux that I can also control in my Windows box?

Like Filezilla FTP Server, i can install both on my Server and also on client OS.

Thanks for any input.
 
Old 02-13-2014, 06:30 AM   #2
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You can install something like vsftpd and administer it via SSH from your windows box. Keep in mind that FTP unless setup with SSL certificates will pass information in the clear. I would really suggest using SFTP for file transfers.
 
Old 02-13-2014, 09:02 PM   #3
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You can install something like vsftpd and administer it via SSH from your windows box. Keep in mind that FTP unless setup with SSL certificates will pass information in the clear. I would really suggest using SFTP for file transfers.
Thanks grim76, if I will setup vsftpd and I will ask clients to upload/download files to the server.

Clients will just need any FTP client software?

As long as they have the details to login.
 
Old 02-13-2014, 11:58 PM   #4
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Give them filezilla client; nice and GUI and will also work with SFTP if you ever decide to use that.
 
Old 02-14-2014, 02:53 AM   #5
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hi chrism01, thanks for your reply.

is there any known risk on vsftpd?

what ftp software you have on your server?

Thank you.

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Old 02-14-2014, 03:09 AM   #6
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JJJCR, strange is that you have 528+ posts here and yet ask about ftp server for linux. But nevermind that .
When you install VSFTPD it wont be setup out of the box as filezilla ftp server. And my guess if you already ask for a ftp server for linux, you wont be able to set it up in 2 minutes time.

Do you run linux with command line only or you have window manager?
 
Old 02-14-2014, 03:19 AM   #7
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i have tried installing vsftpd on a vm, i know it's not easy as filezilla ftp server which i'm currently using now.

I want to use a Linux ftp but i'm not sure whether vsftpd is the best option.
 
Old 02-14-2014, 03:39 AM   #8
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vsftpd is widely used ftp server. And you can find tons of vsftpd how to setup on google.
https://www.google.com/search?client...d+server+setup
 
Old 02-14-2014, 03:58 AM   #9
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i've set it up before..

the only thing I want to know, whether it is safe on the production..

The one that I setup was only on the lab environment.

Thanks.
 
Old 02-14-2014, 05:22 AM   #10
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vsftpd itself is secure, but it highly depends on the configuration too.
https://security.appspot.com/vsftpd.html#about
 
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vsftpd itself is secure, but it highly depends on the configuration too.
https://security.appspot.com/vsftpd.html#about
yup configuration is one thing.. but there are applications that are known to memory leak or other vulnerabilities..

in which when some tools are use against the application no matter how good is the configuration, there will be an option for the malicious guru to get into the system..

i've seen my filezilla almost everyday..a lot are trying to get in

there was even one time, i forget the public IP the guy manage to get in.. and able to put some files on one of the folder.. but i guess he was good.. he just put some php files which the code was not so malicious maybe was just trying to leave some footprints that he was there..

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Old 02-14-2014, 07:05 AM   #12
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If you put it like that than also this answer is pretty fine.

There is no secure server but powered off one.
 
Old 02-14-2014, 07:49 AM   #13
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Filezilla is very good..but there's no Linux Server version yet..

@pan64..Thanks for your reply..

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If you put it like that than also this answer is pretty fine.

There is no secure server but powered off one.
yup..cool reply.. interesting..

Thanks.
 
Old 02-14-2014, 08:44 AM   #15
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yup configuration is one thing.. but there are applications that are known to memory leak or other vulnerabilities..

in which when some tools are use against the application no matter how good is the configuration, there will be an option for the malicious guru to get into the system..

i've seen my filezilla almost everyday..a lot are trying to get in

there was even one time, i forget the public IP the guy manage to get in.. and able to put some files on one of the folder.. but i guess he was good.. he just put some php files which the code was not so malicious maybe was just trying to leave some footprints that he was there..
any reason why you need ftp ? are you aware of what scp/ssh is ?
 
  


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