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I want to install a FTP server on my suse9.0 box .. suse comes with pure ftpd as well as vsftpd .. I have also noticed other ftp server packages out there .. I want one with good documentation on install/ troubleshooting so i don't have to ask as many questiosn on here and also want one that is secure and only lets me if with good user name and password for the local system. any recommendation as to which one to tackle?

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Many many years ago I used to like wu-ftpd, security holes and all. Then I switched to proftpd a few years ago and liked that. Red Hat now comes with vsftpd and I have to say it does what I need it to do and it's supposed to be secure and fast. I have mine set up for anonymous access only (local users can't log in). I left it pretty much default other than changed the banner a little and turned of local user login access.

Here is my config:
http://voidmain.is-a-geek.net/files/configs/vsftpd.conf

And here is the man page:
http://voidmain.is-a-geek.net/man/?para ... f&mode=man

I don't believe it is as robust as wu-ftpd or proftpd but if all you don't need to do anything exotic (semi-anonymous users, etc) then I would suggest vsftpd.

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i want to setup a ftp server that runs over SSL encrypting both the transfer and the login does anyone know if vsftp or another ftp server can do this that runs under suse.

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Sounds like you want ssh to me. Your sshd accepts sftp connections (if you have it set in your sshd_config), although I just prefer to use scp.

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What is SCP?

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Secure Copy, it's an ssh client just like sftp and ssh are ssh clients:

$ man scp
$ man sftp
$ man ssh
$ man sshd
$ man sshd_config
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thanks void

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If you must have a graphical Windows client (ewww) there is wincp:

http://winscp.sourceforge.net/eng/scree ... mander.gif

And there are other ssh clients including Windows clients like putty and pscp in the download section of www.openssh.org.

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