Re: ftp with regular linux user unsafe?
For the last few years, some backdoor has been discovered in the source code for the most popular FTP servers used.
* ProFTP http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/o...urce-code/7787
* vsFTP http://www.h-online.com/open/news/it...e-1272310.html
* and others.
FTP servers are major targets for attack. Unless you have a real reason to run FTPd, don't.
I always love seeing a blog article I wrote referenced here. Thanks Lars!
Setting up ssh/sftp/scp in a secure manner isn't very hard. http://blog.jdpfu.com/2011/08/23/sec...cking-failures explains. Using key-based ssh authentication works easier and much more securely than FTP.
Googling for an answer first is appreciated here too.
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When you find the solution, please come back to this thread, explain the solution, and mark it SOLVED to help the next guy.