Secure FTP (sftp)

Michael R. Head burner at
Tue Oct 23 03:33:48 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 16:46 -0500, Bill Asher wrote:
> Anyone have a good HOWTO link for setting up a chrooted sftp server.
> I need to do this for some outside vendors to dump files to our
> office.  But I really don’t want to setup a full blown ftp server like
> vsftpd or proftpd as all the functionality of these are not needed.
> I’d like to use SSH but I need it chrooted, maybe authentication keys
> too?

Keep in mind, chroot isn't a security tool, it's a debugging/development

> Thought I’d ask the list at this point, I’ve googled and there seems
> to be a lot of opinions, just looking for a proven one.
> Thanks,
> Bill
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