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January 4th, 2010, 04:13 PM
What is the conventional wisdom? Should I remove the ftp package that came standard with ubuntu 9.10 (desktop) with sftp? Bastille recommends this. What does the Ubuntu team say? --Thank you, --Mike Ramsey

January 4th, 2010, 04:19 PM
Depends on the sensitivity of your data. ftp is unencrypted so is less secure.

January 4th, 2010, 04:34 PM
Thank you for replying.

While data sensitivity is a factor, I am more concerned about an attacker using a clear-text-takeover tool like Hunt or ettercap. I don't plan on using FTP much but things could change and I have time now to further lock down my system.

Surely other folks have considered this question. I am just trying to avoid all the tedious trial and error. :-)