How to keep unnecessary processes from starting

Derek Broughton derek at
Wed Mar 11 15:36:01 UTC 2009

Rashkae wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> And since you're accessing the server from ssh,
>> you should have on-demand sftp, so if it's just you you don't really need
>> proftpd, and if it's others you might prefer them to use sftp anyway
>> (more secure).
> More encrypted does not necessarily mean more secure.  If you are
> providing files for download publicly, or even password protected where
> data privacy is not really a mandate, then an ftp server might well be
> more secure than giving all your leechers system accounts.  AFAIK, sftp
> only works if you give them shell access, which then needs to be managed
> accordingly.

No, that's "fish" that requires shell access.  An account could be
restricted to only having sftp access - but I agree there are cases where a
full ftp server is better (and most servers can be restricted to sftp too
if that's what you want).

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