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Old 07-15-2006, 05:00 PM   #1
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FTP (vsftpd) and web server (apache)

Hello all.

I am looking to setup an FTP server and web server using either Fedora Core 5 or CentOS 4.3. I currently have CentOS 4.3 installed on the system I am planning to use. I plan to use the server on my DMZ so I can get rid of some port forwards to my internal network.

I currently have my FTP and webserver setup using Windows Server 2003. Both are private and only I will be using them. That means, I will have to have both the FTP server and web server require a login with most likely no guest accounts. I would like to be able to easily (learn how to) add a new user if in the future I need to.

Do you guys/girls have a preference for which OS (of the above) and do you have or know of any tutorials on how to do this?

I apologize if I am a n00b. I'm proficient with Windows and I have worked with Linux for about a year, mostly using the GUI and command line, but not really configuring any services (config files - except for BOINC and boinc projects).

Thanks for your time!

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Old 07-15-2006, 06:31 PM   #2
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I know about ftp.
vsftp would be a good choice, though sure it suffers from the common ftp problem - passwords are transfered uncrypted, I'm in doubt, whether ftp could be really very secure :-\
but configuring facility, memory consumption and flexibility are well in vsftpd

best regards
Old 07-15-2006, 07:14 PM   #3
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Well, I understand that. I guess what I meant by "secure" was a requiring a login. I understand that sending the username/pass in cleartext isn't "secure", but I am wanting a web/FTP server that requires a login (non-public).

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