setting up ftp and sftp servers

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Sun Jun 20 04:31:34 UTC 2010

On 20/06/10 12:43, calcpage at wrote:
> I have a couple of really old servers.  Each is a Pentium class PC with
> a small hdd, so I only run one service on each.  One is an ftp server
> where I can login to upload files to share with my students that they
> can access via anonymous ftp.  The other is a ssh server where I
> install software such as jdk that they need to do assignments.  They
> login via sftp, write source code, compile and save their work on this
> ssh server.
> I just fell heir to 2 quad-core Intel Xeon boxes.  So I would like to
> replace these old servers!  I was looking at Ubuntu's server edition
> but see that its all command line driven, no GUI.  I was wondering how
> complicated it is to add ftp and sftp services to a desktop edition?  I
> could then use it as a teacher station to display my work on the PC
> projector as well.
> BTW, see my blog, I just blogged all about Ubuntu and this mailing list!
> TIA,
> A. Jorge Garcia
> Teacher&  Professor
> Applied Mathematics, PhysicsÂ&  Computer Science
> Baldwin Senior High School&  Nassau Community College

Very nice blog. I wish I had teachers/lecturers like you when I was in 
high school and university.... :-) .

Good luck!


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