sshd and ftpd
smcmackin at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 02:18:18 UTC 2009
Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>> This afternoon I decided to get ssh working between my big computer
>>> and my laptop. I did so and it works fine with a password. I fooled
>>> around but could not get it to work like ftp.
>> What does this actually mean? If you want a ftp-like file transfer
>> mechanism, use sftp
>>> So I loaded ftpd on both computers and that works just as expected, put,get ect.
>>> I recall that ftp is not as safe as ssh. I do not recall why.
>> It transfers passwords (and everything else) in plain-text.
>>> Should I do anything to protect my computers with ftpd running?
>> No, you should stop using ftpd, since you have no existing (legacy)
>> reason to use it.
>> Matt Flaschen
> ok Matt I will load sftp and see how that works.
You can also use scp to transfer files to and from the computers. If
you have ssh server running on the big computer, you can use gftp on
your laptop and transfer files using ssh as the protocol. This is a
much safer way to do it...
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